The new NDP government in British Columbia has appointed Lana Popham (Saanich South) as minister of agriculture, effective July 18. She’s an obvious choice with both practical farming experience as well as political experience as opposition critic for agriculture for four years. Twenty years ago, she started the organic grape orchard, Barking Dog Vineyard, which became the first certified organic vineyard on Vancouver Island in 2000.
In a tweet late July 13, U.S. secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue congratulated Steve Censky upon the president’s nomination of him to be deputy secretary. Since 1996, Censky has been the CEO for the American Soybean Association in St. Louis, Missouri, presiding over an era of unheralded growth in acreage, exports and diversification into biodiesel. The nomination of someone from the mid-west was expected.
The weather story continues to dominate in Ontario with isolated but damaging hail storms and the aftermath of excessive rain and flooding. Agricorp, the organization managing crop insurance, is tallying damage reports. As of July 12, Agricorp has received 5,400 damage reports. The five-year average for this same timeframe is 5,249 damage reports – ranging from a low of 3,443 to a high of 6,696. Growers are claiming mainly for excessive rainfall and some hail.
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".