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 Sep 19, 2014

Pitahaya fruit a future western Top-10 crop contender?

Odds are some of you have never heard of pitahaya fruit. Pitahaya what? My computer Inbox recently included a pitahaya crop meeting notice from....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 03, 2014

DPR report sets record straight on pesticide safety

Sept. 2 was a great day for California agriculture and a major migraine headache producer for the anti-pesticide crowd. The California Department of....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 20, 2014

Safeway stakeholders reject anti-GMO labeling proposal

A news release from the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) hit my computer Inbox recently which outlined the Safeway grocery store....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 30, 2014

Are shorter-term employees in agriculture’s future?

One of the great success stories in U.S. business is the financial viability of many agricultural enterprises; in addition to producing crops,....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 17, 2014

California agriculture takes drought bullet for the State

Attempts by the State of California to implement efforts to deal with the state’s drought – a three-year fry affair - get more ludicrous....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 08, 2014

Pink bollworm and the champagne cork-popping chorus

If any Hollywood movie producers or wannabes are reading this column, read closely. You have the opportunity (and the advance notice) to capture and....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 18, 2014

Will hoverbike land in agriculture’s technology ‘toy chest’?

While it’s only summertime, all I want for Christmas is the new Aero-X hoverbike. It’s not too early to add this aerial hoverbike to my....More
The Mayberry Cafe, Danville, Ind.
in Farm Press Blog May 28, 2014

Summertime: Mayberry Café and the Land “O” Nod Motel

The Mayberry Café and weekend celebration were a fitting tribute to the old Andy Griffith television program which featured ‘Sheriff Without a Gun’....More
in Farm Press Blog May 16, 2014

Mandatory GMO labeling issue blurs political party lines

State and federal proposals to mandate the labeling of food products containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is a searing-hot issue today....More
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
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