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 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
in Farm Press Blog Jul 23, 2013

PETA pitches nonsense over baseball-fish tale

The environmental activist organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is up to its ‘slick willy’ shenanigans again....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 05, 2013

Yarnell Hill fire will not burn Arizonans’ resolve

Chances are you remember exactly where you were in 2001 when breaking news on radio and television revealed the first reports of a plane flying....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 23, 2013

FDA, agriculture at dangerous food-safety crossroads

The agricultural industry and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are often on opposite sides of the fence. It’s a love-hate....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 04, 2013

Border tour reinforces farmworker importance

A tour early this spring to the U.S.-Mexico border for the Arizona agricultural leadership group Project CENTRL at the San Luis, Ariz., Port of Entry....More
in Farm Press Blog May 19, 2013

New hired hand at Western Farm Press

There is great news from the Western Farm Press news desk. Todd Fitchette, a native Californian with a heaping helping of experience in California....More
in Farm Press Blog May 05, 2013

Cotton is the fabric – and food – of our lives

Cotton is not only the ‘Fabric of our Lives’ as stated over the years in cotton advertising. Cotton is an important source of important food and non-....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 22, 2013

Agriculture readies for its ultimate challenge

Those in the field of agriculture may remember a popular painting years ago of a farmer dressed in bib overalls and holding a pitchfork standing next....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 22, 2013

Signs are amusing medicine; just ask a penguin

While traveling out of state recently, I saw a sign near a business which made me laugh. It read, ‘Warning – all unattended children....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 07, 2013

Solutions to hunger in agriculture’s toolbox

We’ve likely all seen commercials on television asking for financial contributions to help feed hungry people around the world. The ads often....More
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