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.

Posts by Cary Blake

in Farm Press Blog Apr 24, 2015

California agriculture-drought complaints just don’t hold water

The California almond industry continues to be challenged by mainstream media and others for its water use in a state trying to keep its – uh....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 08, 2015

Sticky cotton prevention requires total industry involvement

The global agricultural industry has its list of challenges. Quality always remains a top priority across the farming sector, including the cotton....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 18, 2015

Agriculturalists weigh in, discuss mandatory GMO labeling issue

In recent months, two speakers at major farm industry events held in the West shared their thoughts on the proposed mandatory labeling of food....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 04, 2015

'Mr. Spock’s death a reminder of life-changing scientific strides

I’ve always been interested in science, the future, and wondering about how the next great invention could reshape the world. Television actor....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 20, 2015

98 percent of U.S. cotton farms are family operated

Newspaper, website, and magazine headlines which assert that corporations - not families – operate the majority of U.S. farms are simply....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 02, 2015

Goodbye 2014 – wishes aplenty for 2015 New Year

Happy New Year! I’m glad it’s 2015. Good riddance to 2014 which is now toast – adios – history - kaput.  With hopefully....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 15, 2014

Agriculture must quickly throttle up its public relations

We have all said and heard this phrase many times before – ‘Times have changed.’ As a child, the only television in the house was a....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 11, 2014

It’s Christmas time – from a tree grower’s perspective

Halleluiah, its Christmas time. The weather has cooled (too little or too much depending on where you live). In less snow-covered areas, fallen....More
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in Farm Press Blog Nov 18, 2014

School is for factual learning, not anti-GMO rhetoric

As an agricultural journalist, I receive my fair share of e-mails and phone calls on the GMO (genetically-modified organism) issue – both pro....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 16, 2014

Fall harvest, football, turkey, and year-round thanks

Hooray – it’s harvest season for many in agriculture. For many growers, the most satisfying times during the crop cycle include watching....More
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