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 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
in Farm Press Blog Mar 25, 2013

Whiskey is for drinking; agriculture water is for fighting

Author and humorist Mark Twain is given credit for the saying, “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting.” It is unknown if Twain....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 04, 2013

Changing shingles on the Western Farm Press door

During the feast, Harry Cline lassoed a hired hand to join him at Western Farm Press to dole up more heaping helpings of Western farm news. This new....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 11, 2013

Paul Harvey still American agriculture’s hero, spokesman

Super Bowl XLVII will long be remembered when former radio broadcaster Paul Harvey gave a monumental tribute in a commercial to American agriculture....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 03, 2013

Technology, human interaction build agriculture’s future

With the increasing use of cell phones, GPS units, and laptops in peoples’ hands today, one may ask whether our society will eventually forego human....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 21, 2013

January freeze: agriculture’s worst enemy, best friend

An old saying references ‘thick-skinned people,’ those who handle controversy fairly well and allow any criticism of their beliefs to....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 05, 2012

Latest PETA scam wrestles dollars from your wallet

The people at PETA must sleep at night while dreaming up scamming visions designed to finagle you – the John Q. Public – to hand over your hard-....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 14, 2012

Thanksgiving blessings: food, football and Netflix

The U.S. is the best-fed nation on Earth and not by happenstance. Agriculture’s well-oiled feeding machine provides us with the most abundant and....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 27, 2012

Phoenix police take bullet over cotton clothing flap

Imagine serving as a Phoenix, Ariz. police officer working outside in 115-degree summer heat while sweating bullets (excuse the pun) due to the....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 17, 2012

Regulations a financial noose for small producers

Buttonwillow, Calif., farmer Jason Selvidge says every year state and federal governments pile more and more regulations on agriculture. It appears....More
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