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 Mar 24, 2014

Western agricultural scientist touts GMO safety, benefits

I am a strong proponent of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) as a safe and healthy way to produce high quality food and fiber to help feed and....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 18, 2014

Obama administration misses boat on drought assistance

Obama Administration's drought financial assistance package contains nearly nothing for crop growers. It is a slap in the face....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 31, 2013

Agriculture's New Year’s resolutions started moons ago

It’s 2014 - a brand new year, a time to reflect on the lessons learned over the last dozen months, and a period to implement plans aimed at a....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 23, 2013

Christmas…from a Christmas tree grower’s perspective

Some of you may be aware from my ramblings over the last seven years as a western agricultural journalist that my family - the Blake family - has....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 21, 2013

Apple’s revamped ‘Siri’ takes on agriculture’s questions

  About two years ago, I wrote a columnon Apple’s new digital goddess Siri, the company’s digital assistant and go-to person for....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 04, 2013

Fall is a celebration of harvests, friends, success

The fall months are a celebratory time of the year in agriculture. Growers are busily harvesting an abundance of various crops following months of....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 07, 2013

Undercover approach could help dysfunctional Washington

A common source of water-cooler conversations shared by many Americans over the federal government shutdown in early October and the overall....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 23, 2013

Can Western citrus industry survive HLB war?

If you heard your most feared nemesis knocking on your door…would you open it? Probably not. If you are a California or Arizona (western)....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 09, 2013

Ag research delivers critical answers for growers, consumers

As the football season shifts into high gear, televisions across the nation will display pigskin drama aplenty. I enjoy watching ‘Hail Mary....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 23, 2013

'5 Foods You Should Never Eat' list absurd

While recently checking out the latest news on the CNN.com website, a video link caught my eye with the title “5 Foods You Should Never Eat....More
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