As has been said many times, all of agriculture depends on the weather because it can make a difference between success and failure. Unseasonable weather events from drought, rainfall, hail, wildfires and flooding pretty much dictated the final outcome for Texas agriculture in 2017. “Mother Nature added to the misery with some of the most severe natural disasters in decades,” said Gene Hall, with Texas Farm Bureau.
Last fall, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-VA, introduced the Ag Act, which focuses on the creation of an H-2C program to allow non-seasonal agriculture workers to remain in the United States for up to three years, while deferring a portion of their pay as incentive for them to return to their home country. Workers would need to return home for one month for each year in the United States. Goodlatte is currently chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.
Edwin Eugene Sawyer, a native New Englander, was 22 years old when he boarded a train for Texas, and eventually become a sheep herder and ranch owner. Sawyer, born May 10, 1855 in Stillwater, Maine, was one of 12 children of Enos and Frances Sawyer. The family ran a sawmill business. Actually, Sawyer had a tubercular condition when arriving in the Lone Star State, which was one of the reasons for seeking a drier climate.
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".