Cary Blake

Cary
Blake
Associate Editor,
Western Farm Press

Cary Blake, associate editor with Western Farm Press, has 32 years experience as an agricultural journalist. Blake covered Midwest agriculture for 25 years on a statewide farm radio network and through television stories that blanketed the nation.
 
Blake travelled West in 2003. Today he reports on production agriculture in Arizona and California. He also covers New Mexico and West Texas agriculture for Southwest Farm Press.
 
Blake is a native Mississippian, graduate of Mississippi State University, and a former Christmas tree grower.

Articles
Western pistachio industry strong as a bull, for now
The forecast for the western pistachio industry is good. The top challenge is the worsening drought.
Discussing the new 2014 farm law are Arizona cotton grower Adam Hatley, left,
Farm law cotton provision draws mixed reviews in West
The provisions in the new federal farm law could be a good fit for many of the nation’s cotton producers but a mixed bag in the West.
Photos - NCC farm bill meeting draws large Arizona crowd
The National Cotton Council provides details of the 2014 federal farm law with about 75 Arizona cotton growers and industry members.
Permanent crop plantings delayed by drought's wrath 2
Some new plantings of permanent crops - tree nuts, vines, and others - are on hold due to California's epic drought, says Rabobank Senior Analyst Vernon Crowder.
Photos: Last look at 2014 World Ag Expo
California's epic drought is a front-burner issue for growers, processors, politicians, water leaders and bankers.
Five ways to improve Western alfalfa yield, profitability 1
The five top ways to improve western-state alfalfa yield and profitability involve irrigation management, cutting schedules, fertilization, proper stand establishment, and herbicide timing, says the University of California's Steve Orloff.
Photos - Top ways to improve alfalfa yield, profitability
The five top ways to improve western-state alfalfa yield and profitability involve irrigation management, cutting schedules, fertilization, proper stand establishment, and herbicide timing.
Expansion, challenges ahead for California walnuts
California walnut field prices last year (2012-2013 crop year) reached a record $1.52 per inshell pound. Prices for the 2013-2014 crop year are expected to increase substanially.
Photos: California walnut industry grows by leaps, bounds
California walnut field prices last year (2012-2013 crop year) reached a record $1.52 per inshell pound. Prices for the 2013-2014 crop year are expected to substanially shift higher.
Photos: Opening Night - American Pistachio Growers Conference
It's all about pistachios at the 2014 American Pistachio Growers Conference underway in Coronado, Calif.
Challenges, rewards of a 30-year wine grape vineyard
The "How To's" of a 30-year California wine grape vineyard.
How to achieve a 30-year wine grape vineyard
More photos from the 2014 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium held in Sacramento, Calif. in January.
Photo Gallery - Media Day at World Ag Expo
World Ag Expo Media Day showcases new outdoor arena, plus Top-10 product awards, horseback riding, roping, and the latest in farm equipment.
2013 California grape crop crushes record 
The 2013 California grape crush totaled a record 4,685,075 tons, up 7 percent from the 2012 record crush of 4,387,434 tons.
California wine grape outlook is bullish, despite drought
Allied Grape Growers President Nat DiBuduo is bullish on the short-term outlook for California wine grapes - supply and demand are in balance.
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