Beware the numbers used when comparing cropping options. Various government and private players get into the game, and this is the time of year when those estimates garner the most attention. Unfortunately, questionable assumptions skew the results. The Saskatchewan agriculture ministry recently released its Crop Planning Guide for 2018. A lot of thought and work goes into the document, but some of the assumptions are questionable. In this year’s edition, assumed yields have taken a huge jump.
Hopefully, we’re not on the brink of a major setback, but weighing all the factors it’s difficult to believe that the agricultural economy will be stronger in 2018, writes Kevin Hursh.
Jefferson Mooney, chairman emeritus of A&W, during a funding announcement at the U of S regarding beef and forage research on Friday, December 1, 2017. The $5 million donation will go towards the U of S's Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence. Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix Surprising and ironic.
In the case of Mustard, the genetics come from Ag Canada through Mustard 21, which is mustard growers and industry. The cost of producing the hybrids will have to be covered, but as much of the value of the yield increase as possible will go to growers. https://twitter.com/BlairWooff/status/954900887972954112
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".