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 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
in Farm Press Blog Aug 17, 2012

It's hot enough to boil water on the sidewalk

2012 will go down in the record books as one of the hottest summers in U.S. history. From coast to coast, extreme heat and drought have ravaged the....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 26, 2012

Campfires, fish tales, and farm profitability

Farm journalists never go on vacation to strictly relax. They also take their inquisitive questions about agriculture to learn how farmers operate....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 15, 2012

Arizonans celebrate state centennial, cotton industry

These are a plethora of reasons to celebrate as Arizona’s centennial year rolls along. Arizona’s cotton industry deserves a 21-gun salute for how the....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 04, 2012

Change is a better guarantee than death and taxes

One major pet supply company is referring to pet owners as ‘pet parents.’ This incorrectly suggests giving human equality to animals....More
in Farm Press Blog May 24, 2012

Domino’s Pizza decision based on science, not extremists

Science has proven that gestation sow stalls are the best way to protect and nurture pregnant sows near birthing. Allowing a sow ‘in the family way’....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 03, 2012

Don boxing gloves for California citrus vs. HLB fight

Most everyone in the western citrus industry has known the day would eventually arrive when Huanglongbing (HLB) disease would be found in California....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 01, 2012

Apple’s 'Siri' needs a digital update on agriculture

One of the most fun new digital “toys” on the market is the new Apple iPhone 4S cell phone. Television commercials on Apple’s latest telephone....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 24, 2012

Huanglongbing disease raps on Western citrus’ front door

While HLB is the worst citrus disease in the world, an informed Western citrus industry has prepared for the sudden rap on the front door by this....More
Connect With Us

Blog Archive
Continuing Education Courses
New Course
California is becoming the first state in the nation to invoke regulations to reduce Volatile...
New Course
Ant control is an important element of harvesting a high quality almond crop. It starts with...
This accredited CE course focuses on choosing the correct variety alfalfa based on a number of...

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×