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 Nov 21, 2013

Apple’s revamped ‘Siri’ takes on agriculture’s questions

  About two years ago, I wrote a columnon Apple’s new digital goddess Siri, the company’s digital assistant and go-to person for....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 04, 2013

Fall is a celebration of harvests, friends, success

The fall months are a celebratory time of the year in agriculture. Growers are busily harvesting an abundance of various crops following months of....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 07, 2013

Undercover approach could help dysfunctional Washington

A common source of water-cooler conversations shared by many Americans over the federal government shutdown in early October and the overall....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 23, 2013

Can Western citrus industry survive HLB war?

If you heard your most feared nemesis knocking on your door…would you open it? Probably not. If you are a California or Arizona (western)....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 09, 2013

Ag research delivers critical answers for growers, consumers

As the football season shifts into high gear, televisions across the nation will display pigskin drama aplenty. I enjoy watching ‘Hail Mary....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 23, 2013

'5 Foods You Should Never Eat' list absurd

While recently checking out the latest news on the CNN.com website, a video link caught my eye with the title “5 Foods You Should Never Eat....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 08, 2013

Can fire ant venom stop plant pathogens?

Fire ant venom could save seeds and seedlings of vegetables, cucurbit, and horticultural crops from pathogen damage....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 26, 2013

Re-inventing a Central Coast wine grape vineyard

Over the last few days, I have travelled hundreds of miles zigzagging across farm regions in several California Central Coast counties as the....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 25, 2013

“On the Road on the Central Coast” – wine grape update

Wednesday (July 24) was another exciting day (Day Two) on the Central Coast as this Western Farm Press editor visited with several wine grape....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 24, 2013

On The Road - California’s Central Coast

Agriculture is alive and well on the California Central Coast. I am behind the steering wheel this week traveling across several coastal counties....More
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