Food security is a hot-button issue around the world as the global population grows and demand for food increases. Agriculture is a big part of the solution, but farmers can't do it alone. Biotechnology to improve the food farmers grow is needed. And the science behind the biotechnology must be widely accepted and embraced so farmers can do their job of producing more food with reduced acres, less water and fewer chemicals.
After back-to-back clunker jobs reports, October non-farm payrolls greatly exceeded expectations. The Labor Department says the U.S. added 271,000 non-farm payrolls last month -- the largest monthly increase since July 2009. In addition, hourly earnings increased last month and the unemployment rate dropped to 5%. If you are wondering why agriculture should be concerned about the jobs report, you probably aren't alone. But if you aren't paying attention to the labor market, you should be.
There was bound to be a surprise in USDA's September Crop Production since everyone was looking for smaller corn and soybean crop estimates. And there was. USDA came with a bigger bean crop estimate than last month at 3.935 billion bu. on a national average yield of 47.1 bu. per acre. That’s up 19 million bu. on crop size and a 0.2-bu.-per-acre increase in yield from its August estimates.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".