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 Mar 29, 2013

Defense of biotechnology is personal

I will always support the right of dedicated scientists to pursue biotechnology or other scientific endeavors to meet the challenges mankind faces;....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 20, 2013

No science in far left opposition to GMO foods

Farm Press associate editor Chris Bennett wrote a nice blog on golden rice, which may soon be widely planted in the Philippines and Bangladesh. When....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 18, 2013

ESA is no March Madness game

Someone at NOAA must have had too much time on their hands or a boss who wasn’t paying attention when he or she created an online game patterned....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 27, 2013

Californians lose 800,000 acre-feet of water to 305 minnows

It would take about four average size minnow buckets to hold 305 3-inch Delta smelt, yet that is number of minnows responsible for diverting enough....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 20, 2013

Old curmudgeon taking final lap to finish line

To paraphrase Mark Twain’s famous quote upon reading his obituary; reports of my retirement are greatly exaggerated. However, they are not. This is....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 06, 2013

Tom Clancy’s 'Rainbow Six' chillingly plausible look at radical environmentalists

There are radical environmentalists who are willing to put plants and animals ahead of people, as difficult as that is to swallow. Not all the so-....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 25, 2013

Californians must pull on the same oar to address water crisis

As political leaders once again face the growing California water crisis head-on, the reactions to the latest idea to move water more efficiently....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 09, 2013

Traveling makes you appreciate home that much more

It’s inevitable when traveling. You find yourself drawing comparisons to home. We heard a lot about agriculture, and saw a lot of Europe's history....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 12, 2012

Big ag equally big food provider for hungry, homeless

Here are three stories about agriculture you’ll not likely see in local newspapers, which seem to be more inclined to bash big agriculture than glean....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 30, 2012

‘Sustainable fish’ sounds a bit fishy to me

Sustainable has been so overused, misused and shanghaied to describe just about anything, that it has become unsustainable. How do you identify a....More
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