Harry Cline

Western Farm Press

Harry's 33-year journalism career covers both daily newspapers and agricultural magazines. He was Western Farm Press' first editor and has more than 25 years of experience covering all aspects of high value, irrigated Western agriculture. He is a former member of the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy executive council and recipient of the 1993 recipient California Agricultural Production Consultants Association's Outstanding Contribution to California Agriculture. Born 7-7-43, Jacksonville, Fla. Raised in Texas where he attended the University of Texas. Worked for newspapers in Texas and Arizona before moving to California in 1975 to begin career as Western agricultural journalist. Received awards for feature writing and headline writing from Arizona Press Club. Married: 2 children, three grandchildren. Lives in Fresno, Calif. Contact Cline at Western Farm Press, 7084 Cedar Avenue, No. 355, Fresno, CA 93720. Phone (559) 298-6070. Fax (913) 514-3641.

CAPCA opening day features intergalactic theme
CAPCA opens annual convention with intergalactic theme
Gallery: Stark stepping down as CAPCA executive

Terry Stark, who has guided the California Association of Pest Control Advisors over the last decade, plans to retire Dec. 31 and return to his home state of Texas with his wife Sylvia.

Stark's lessons learned in the Marines and politics primed him to lead CAPCA at the right time. He leaves CAPCA as a stronger and more influential organization, according to those who have worked with him.

A naive little domestic burgundy without any breeding 1
California wine country hyperbole needs a little explanatory humor.
Organic rant from unhappy reader; musings from corporate-funded editor 5
All farmers — big and small, organic and conventional — learn from each other, not from maligning one another.
Gaggle of Raging Grannies do not sit on their fannies 2
My apologies to the Raging Grannies. They have earned my respect, certainly more than some of the annoying whacko groups I call out. I still don't agree with their opposition to the Bay Delta plan.
No more Cheerios in my house 17
General Mills has a societal responsibility that must transcend a few Cheerio dollars to appease a minuscule minority of anti-GMO loudmouths.
Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium draws crowd
Six hundred people attended this year’s Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium at the Peppermill Hotel in Reno, Nev.
Peaches: California stone fruit queen
The queen of stone fruit is the peach.
Warmerdam family embraces peach ripening program 2
John Warmerdam says the peach ripening protocol developed by Carlos Crisosto has dramatically changed fruit marketing for the better. It is giving consumers a peach that tastes good as well as looks good.
CAPCA 2013 conference draws big crowd
The California Association of Pest Control Advisors’ (CAPCA) 39th annual conference drew more than 1,300 professional agriculturists to Reno, Nev., this week.
Big Thompson crop creating confusion
Large crops often create more problems than small ones, and this season’s California raisin-type grape crop is huge compared to last season.
New biotech alfalfas aim to improve feeding efficiency 2
Roundup Ready alfalfa was mired in a six-year legal morass by radical environmental groups. It is now widely planted with as much as 90 percent of alfalfa seed sales in the transgenic legume.
Alfalfa acreage increase predicted
U.S. alfalfa acreage has shrunk about as far as it can. Alfalfa has dwindled from over 30 million acres in 1957 to today's 20 million acres nationwide.
Got wine grapes? 1
Are there enough California wine grapes in the ground now and will be there be enough in the future to meet the demand from growing wine consumption?
Photos: Transforming 1968 Chevy farm truck to show stopper 1
Richard Matoian’s 1968 pickup started out as a typical farm truck. Five years after he started, patience aplenty, the project resulted in a show truck that has been featured at the SEMA show in Las Vegas and photographed for a national truck magazine.
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