Merchandisers told me that containers destined for Vietnam in the Midwest are still waiting to be fumigated but can't be because of the cold weather. As discussed last week, Vietnam requires temperatures (for this time of year) to be 50 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit for a minimum exposure period of five days. Also extreme ice conditions continue to plague the Illinois River where traffic is all but shut down.
Russell also said, "Locks on the Upper Mississippi just above St. Louis are icing, causing locking delays. Tow size restrictions have been implemented for tows locking through. The Upper Mississippi River from St. Louis to Cairo is seeing ice flows along the corridor. Also, that stretch of river is experiencing low water levels. Boat traffic is moving very slowly due to ice and low water.
OMAHA (DTN) -- The DTN average distillers dried grain (DDG) spot price from the 39 locations DTN collects bids from was $138 for the week ended Jan. 4, 4 cents higher than two weeks ago. Based on the average of bids collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended Jan. 4 was at 110.08%, and the value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 43.70%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $5.11, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.65.
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".