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 11, 2014

It’s Christmas time – from a tree grower’s perspective

Halleluiah, its Christmas time. The weather has cooled (too little or too much depending on where you live). In less snow-covered areas, fallen....More
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in Farm Press Blog Nov 18, 2014

School is for factual learning, not anti-GMO rhetoric

As an agricultural journalist, I receive my fair share of e-mails and phone calls on the GMO (genetically-modified organism) issue – both pro....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 16, 2014

Fall harvest, football, turkey, and year-round thanks

Hooray – it’s harvest season for many in agriculture. For many growers, the most satisfying times during the crop cycle include watching....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 22, 2014

Proposition 1 water bond a step forward for California agriculture

Individual farmers and ranchers living through California’s drought crisis understand the real economic impact of the last three years of....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 10, 2014

Sirens, chase turn field day into harrowing experience

We have heard for years that agriculture is the most dangerous occupation amid the many hazards involved in planting, nurturing, harvesting,....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 01, 2014

No place for fear mongering in organic vs. conventional

Fear can be both a good and horrible feeling which can drive people either to make sensible decisions or those which are shaky, unfounded, and lack....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 19, 2014

Pitahaya fruit a future western Top-10 crop contender?

Odds are some of you have never heard of pitahaya fruit. Pitahaya what? My computer Inbox recently included a pitahaya crop meeting notice from....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 03, 2014

DPR report sets record straight on pesticide safety

Sept. 2 was a great day for California agriculture and a major migraine headache producer for the anti-pesticide crowd. The California Department of....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 20, 2014

Safeway stakeholders reject anti-GMO labeling proposal

A news release from the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) hit my computer Inbox recently which outlined the Safeway grocery store....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 30, 2014

Are shorter-term employees in agriculture’s future?

One of the great success stories in U.S. business is the financial viability of many agricultural enterprises; in addition to producing crops,....More
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