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 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
in Farm Press Blog Oct 21, 2015

‘Skeptic’s Day’ a logical opportunity to discuss GMOs

A commonly-asked question on the www.GMOAnswers.com website is whether GMOs cause cancer. “No,” says the online response from Kevin Folta, chairman....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 14, 2015

Hooray, football is back – pass the pig bladder

Hooray! College and professional football is back and it’s exciting to root again for your favorite teams. Finally, television is worth....More
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
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