Harry's 45-year journalism career covers both daily newspapers and agricultural magazines. He was Western Farm Press' first editor and has more than 35 years of experience covering all aspects of high value, irrigated Western agriculture. He is a former member of the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy executive council and recipient of the California Association of Pest Control Advisers' (CAPCA) Outstanding Contribution to California Agriculture. Born 7-7-43, Jacksonville, Fla. Raised in Texas where he attended the University of Texas. Harry was a reporter/state editor for newspapers in Texas and Arizona before moving to California in 1975 to begin his career as Western agricultural journalist. Married: 2 children, 5 grandchildren. Lives in Fresno, Calif. Contact Cline at Western Farm Press, 7560 N. Jackson, Fresno, CA 93720. Phone (559) 298-6070. Fax (913) 514-3641.

Posts by Harry Cline

in Farm Press Blog Sep 16, 2016

Organic movement is paying a big price

I confess. I bought organic. I really had no choice if I wanted to buy raisins at Costco. Organic Sun-Maid raisins are the only raisins the biggest....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 17, 2016

Central Valley’s Highway 99 becoming parking lot

A recent commentary where I supported California’s High Speed Rail (HSR) has led to the accusation that I have been “Drinking the Kool-....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 11, 2016

Upland cotton’s sad plight a wake-up call

USDA is doling out $300 million to support American Upland cotton producers. The agency is calling it “Cotton Ginning Cost Share.” I call....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 14, 2016

Get that DNA out of my food!

Eighty percent of consumers polled in a recent Oklahoma State University survey didn’t want no stinkin’ deoxyribonucleic acid in their....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 03, 2016

California High Speed Rail going nowhere fast

An interesting editorial in the recent Wall Street Journal (California Bullet Train to Whenever) says the federally-supported High Speed Rail (HSR)....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 25, 2016

Make China pay price for cotton market misdeeds

China is a double-edged sword killing the world cotton market. A recent Wall Street Journal article repeated what cotton marketers have been saying....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 04, 2016

Dam Train initiative halted at departure

The opposition to the Dam Train Initiative once again exposed California agriculture’s political underbelly, disunity. Many agricultural interests....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 23, 2016

Timing all wrong for new water ballot initiative

California’s agricultural diversity is the envy of the world. It’s also its Achilles Heel. Getting all of the state’s agricultural....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 12, 2016

Rain barrels solution to California’s water crisis?

Shopping in Orchard Supply Hardware recently, I could only shake my head when I spotted a new display. Where the store prominently features seasonal....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 04, 2015

Who’s behind big, bad Delta island water grab?

One question no one asks is: Why haven’t those who vow to protect the Delta try buying the islands themselves? Apparently the Swiss company that owns....More
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