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 Dec 02, 2016

Arizona cotton leader Rick Lavis succumbs to cancer

Arizona agriculture has lost a great leader and stalwart - Mr. Rick Lavis - to the dreaded ‘C’ – cancer. For 36 years, Lavis led....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 11, 2016

Ballot box still best way to exercise political beliefs

In my lifetime and that’s a lot of years, I’ve voted in nearly every political election held at the local, state, and national levels. My....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 27, 2016

Market forces will decide future of guayule production

Western Farm Press published several articles and photo galleries over the last month on a new crop option – guayule – which could be....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 13, 2016

Government actions can sway Calif. growers to move

For California farmers, recent decisions by the state’s legislative and executive branches of government, including Governor Brown’s....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 16, 2016

VCRs, funeral, and a new strawberry transplanter

The VCR is dead – toast. It’s time for the funeral. The videocassette recorder, for those old enough to remember this incredible....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 28, 2016

Fear mongering $$$ better spent on solving hunger

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (with all of the violent atrocities occurring daily around the world lately I wouldn’t blame you....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 19, 2016

NCC tour creates better cotton producers, leaders

The June trip included about a dozen cotton growers from across the cotton belt – from Arizona to Georgia and many states in between. They traveled....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 17, 2016

Video focuses on vulgarity-sex to sell organic, dispel pesticides

“This video directly and falsely impact consumer opinions about how we grow and raise food, which in turn, directly impacts the present and the....More
in Farm Press Blog May 25, 2016

High school graduation, agricultural dreams follow similar paths

The high school graduation season is wrapping up with 12-grade pigskins in hands, and young graduates believing the world is at their fingertips....More
in Farm Press Blog May 15, 2016

Western tree nut industry getting its ‘mojo’ back

As a teenager growing up in Mississippi, I took care of my grandma’s yard every Saturday morning – mowing her hilly front, back, and side....More
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