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 Nov 20, 2012

World without Ding Dongs is a sad day

When I heard the news, I summoned my wife. “Jump in the pickup, Momma. We’re gonna to make the rounds of all the grocery stores in town and pile the....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 11, 2012

'Nice Rides in Ag' emerges from Old Yeller commentary

A few weeks back I wrote about my trip in Old Yeller to the Good Guys West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, Calif. What a response? I knew there were....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 08, 2012

Proposition 37 defeat great victory for agriculture, truth

California voters decisively rejected the mislabeled Proposition 37 “right to know” food labeling initiative by a huge margin. It was an amazing come....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 24, 2012

Prop 37 judgment day upon us

Prop 37 was still winning with the latest voter poll, but the margin has closed considerably. It was passing by only 8 percentage points a couple of....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 10, 2012

Uphill fight waged to turn back Prop 37

Vote no on California’s Prop 37. Most of you will. However, we are likely to be on the losing end of the vote. Polls are now showing the so called....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 14, 2012

Old Yeller and thumbs up

Old Yeller is my mistress — the only one my wife allows. She is a 1955 Chevy two-door sedan configured as a Pro Street car. Old Yeller is a mid-life....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 04, 2012

Prop 37 brings out sane, unhinged, and plain nasty

Let me share snippets from several opinions on the most recent Proposition 37 commentary in this space. They ranged, as always, from sane and civil....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 22, 2012

Conceding to Prop 37 anti-science agenda not acceptable

Yes, Monsanto ponied up $4.2 million to defeat Proposition 37, the anti-science, anti-food initiative on the November California ballot. Ditto for....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 08, 2012

Time to find win-win solutions to California water crisis

Solutions to problems move us forward, but finding answers to California’s biggest problem — its long-term water supply — is like trying to push....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 25, 2012

Junkyard dog mentality will defeat food label initiative

No sooner had the California anti-GMO proposition petitions been certified for the Nov. 6 ballot than opponents started the campaign against the....More
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