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 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
in Farm Press Blog May 09, 2016

‘Business as usual’ on Saudi purchased Arizona-California farms

Over the last several months, some people inside and outside of agriculture have been concerned over the sale of alfalfa farms in Vicksburg, Ariz....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 19, 2016

Circus politics, polling screw-up, long voting lines

We’re all aware of the political circus act currently performed under the Republican and Democratic parties’ ‘Big Tops’ for....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 03, 2016

Growers ‘dancing in their orchards’ - maybe not just yet

I sometimes wonder about the accuracy of the weather forecasts from meteorologists. I checked with Internet god ‘Mr. Google’ and couldn....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 18, 2016

Former activist now touts GMO crops, transparency

Three years ago, environmental activist Mark Lynas did an ‘about face’ and abandoned his anti-GMO crusade. Today, he supports and defends....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 29, 2015

Extreme environmental groups try to spoil ‘Happy Holidays’

Christmastime, the days before and just after, are considered special times for families to join together, celebrate their holiday-religious beliefs....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 07, 2015

Dear Santa: Make my Christmas tree real, sustainable

A real Christmas tree with its pure odorific tree smell beats the pants off the artificial version - hands down. Warning - smelling plastic branches....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 23, 2015

GMO papaya a success story on genetically-engineered foods

I support genetically-modified foods. Scientists and federal regulatory agencies have never found a human health concern from GMO food consumption;....More
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