WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- How to expand the sliver of public and private agricultural spending that goes to research and innovation? American and international participants in agricultural research policy and funding gathered Tuesday at the National Press Club for a public forum, followed by a seminar through Wednesday, to pry out possible solutions to the U.S. and global stinginess toward agricultural research and development.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 – Call it market equilibrium or stability. Call it nap time in the Heartland’s farmland market. But across the Corn Belt, the Great Lake States and Northern Plains, the land market is surely not the torrid trading pit it was just a few years ago. The average price of cropland, for example, almost doubled in just four years, to a peak of $8,750 per acre in 2014. Instead, most players on both sides of those regional land markets have backed off, farm real estate experts say.
Californians are steadily ratcheting up their defenses against a potentially ruinous invasion of citrus greening disease. So far, they are holding the fort. It’s been nine years since the first West Coast detection of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), the insect that carries a bacterium infesting trees with huanglongbing (HLB), a disease that chokes trees and shrinks their fruit.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".