On this Thanksgiving morning, as a I prepare to enjoy the great food and football that lie ahead, I am taking time, prayerfully, to offer my own thanks for the many wonderful gifts I have received over the past year and throughout my life. I’m confident that those of you reading this share my feelings of thankfulness for the blessing of living in the freest nation in the world and, most certainly, for the sacrifices so many men and women in uniform have made to win and preserve those freedoms.
Could a meat-free production model for U.S. agriculture actually work? USDA and Virginia Tech recently conducted a study to answer the question: What would happen if U.S. farmers stopped producing animals for food and Americans went vegan? The study determined that a “plants-only” approach would actually result in more food production, but you would not be able to provide Americans with a healthy, balanced diet.
As we talked about yesterday, USDA numbers show that the portion of Texas winter wheat rated as good-to-excellent has dropped by 8 percentage points – from 49 percent two weeks ago to 41 percent in this week’s Crop Progress report. We’re starting to see signs of a prolonged dry spell taking its toll on wheat, and not just here:Meanwhile, as to summer crops grown in the Texas Panhandle, Texas A&M AgriLife is putting out some information on yields.
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".