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 Aug 23, 2015

Indecision sinking California faster than epic drought

Newly-released National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellite imagery pictorially illustrates that California is sinking faster than....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 10, 2015

Agricultural interviews are an honor, enjoyable – not ‘work’

Farm journalist is the second-best job out there, in my opinion, behind the farmer....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 22, 2015

Rural community rallies to save family in harm’s way

Inside the home, an elderly woman, 90, laid in bed – her life connected to an electric-powered oxygen machine. Suddenly, a loud cracking sound during....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 22, 2015

HLB disease no longer death warrant for citrus industry

The disease Huanglongbing (HLB) might as well be a four-letter word for the citrus industry. Uncontrolled, this tree-killing menace could one day....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 02, 2015

Western agriculture’s voice sounded, heard on real water use

There is truth to comments made in recent months implying that California agriculture’s voice on water use during the mega drought has not been....More
in Farm Press Blog May 19, 2015

Hunger solutions, food quality rooted in crop biotechnology

A finding from a 2014 survey conducted by the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) suggests that 75 percent of consumers do not believe U.S. agriculture....More
in Farm Press Blog May 01, 2015

Drone technology flying into agriculture at warp speed

Take a moment and reflect back to your childhood years – the ‘good ol’ days per se when fun was just a toy away. My childhood in....More
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
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