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.

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Willowood USA honors veterans of the Greatest Generation by sponsoring rides in the plane piloted by Darryl Fisher, president of Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation.
Challenging year ahead for cotton
As difficult as water cutbacks are, they pale in comparison to the biggest challenge California cotton has faced in its 100-year history — Fusarium Race 4.
Times are good for California agriculture 2
Land values are very strong in California. Investors are chasing land, but more often than not it is farmers who are beating them out.
DPR strawberry group releases fumigant replacement plan 3
California agriculture is facing the loss of the fumigant methyl bromide. Solutions: Short term, anaerobic soil disinfestation looks promising. Steam injection as well as solarization also works well. Long term, breeding for resistance to soilborne pests offers the ultimate solution.
Rods in Ag: Tecklenburg's nifty 69 Mustang convertible — photos
Lee Tecklenburg’s Lodi, Calif., family farm dates back to 1869. He says he “started” farming at age 11. His brothers Jon and Lee still farm wine grapes and cherries. Like most farm boys, plenty of time was spent in the farm shop. He has used that experience to build a nifty Mustang convertible as a father-son project with his son Alex.
Photos: California Weed Science Society conference
More than 550 people attended this year’s California Weed Science Society annual meeting in Sacramento.
Photos: California wine grapes begin road to harvest
California wine grape growers are hoping strong vines and good weather lead to a 2013 bounty.
DPR director takes pragmatic approach to ag chemistry 2
DPR Director Brian Leahy is concerned about urban encroachment into agricultural areas. Pesticide exposure issues are coming increasingly from urban use.
Groundwater nitrate issue continues to dominate 2
Nitrogen use has been elevated to the No. 1 spot on the list of issues confronting California agriculture. A proactive educational approach has headed off an onslaught of legislation leading to new regulations or taxes.
Bay Delta plan draws mixed reviews 1
The California release of a third of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) generated plenty of interest and a wide disparity of reactions to the first part of the 50-year plan to “fix” the turnbuckle of the state's water supply system.
Photos: California processing tomato industry strong in 2013
California processing tomato growers are seeing increasingly higher yields with the installation of drip irrigation and improved varieties. At the 66th annual meeting of the California Tomato Growers Association, Mike Montna, president and CEO, called the California processing tomato industry the “envy of the world” with a 12-month movement of more than 13 million tons. Bolstering this was a 14.5 percent increase in exports last season.
Tomato growers shooting for lucky 7 in 2013
The chief negotiator for the California Tomato Growers Association (CTGA) promises a “7” in this year’s base price for processing tomato growers.
30,000 grain sorghum acres target California ethanol plants 3
Grain sorghum, a crop that once was planted on almost 500,000 acres in California, but has now almost disappeared, could make a comeback as a feedstock for ethanol and high-grade biofuel production.
Blue skies, no rainbows for World Ag Expo opening
Farmers and ranchers are big users of lubricants for their equipment; however, it was a different oil widely applied for the opening of the 46th World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., Tuesday. Sunscreen was liberally spread as blue skies, bright sun and afternoon temperatures in the 60s bathed a big crowd for opening day at the International Agri-Center.
Photo gallery: Agriculture industry, farmers, families at World Ag Expo
Snow-capped Sierra Nevada peaks framed the Expo grounds as parking lots filled quickly in the morning. Show officials were obviously pleased with the turnout of visitors prowling the 2.6 million square feet of exhibit. More than 1,400 exhibitors are shoe-horned into 2,000 indoor and outdoor exhibit spaces.
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