Cary Blake

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.

Articles
Cotton acreage increase predicted
U.S. cotton prices in 2009-2010 are expected to flounder between 57 and 65 cents per pound as the U.S. tries to market
Chile pepper industry to increase production
Chile peppers are a hot, spicy subject among growers and researchers in the Southwest and West. Cheaper foreign
Leafy greens agreement faces regional hurdles
Regional hearings underway across the U.S. are drawing support and opposition to the proposed National Leafy Greens
Leafy greens agreement faces regional hurdles
Regional hearings underway across the U.S. are drawing support and opposition to the proposed National Leafy Greens
Texas wine grape industry continues growth
The Texas wine industry has quite a storied past. In the 1860s Spanish missionaries began cultivating grapes near
Cotton-to-wine grape transition pays off
“Cotton was my first love until I found wine grapes,” says Neal Newsom of Plains, Texas. High Plains farmers Neal and
Texas High Plains wine grape industry taking root
A framed menu hangs on the wall at the Llano Estacado Winery in Lubbock, Texas, boasting about two wines served at a
Green chili industry focuses on systematic approach
A systematic approach is underway to revive New Mexico’s green chili pepper industry by bringing a mechanized harvester
Water conservation, state water deal high priorities for New Mexico pecan industry
Third-generation pecan grower Gary Arnold is downright stingy about water — efficiently and effectively irrigating his
Discussion on 2008/2009 crops in West Texas
On a crisp February morning cotton farmers Bill Lovelady and Bobby Skov finished breakfast and ordered yet another cup
West Texas cotton survives challenges to 2008 crop
West Texas cotton growers scratched their heads last summer as a “perfect storm” phenomena enveloped fields threatening
Arizona pink bollworm eradication proceeding according to plan
Eradication of the pink bollworm from Arizona, West Texas and New Mexico cotton fields is proceeding as
U.S. rice continues to monitor China, the 800-pound gorilla
While the debate over agricultural biotechnology still rages in many parts of the world, China is moving forward at a
AgJobs-less farm bill predicted in final U.S. Senate 2007 package
Irvine, Calif.-based Western Growers predicts that AgJOBS farm labor legislation will unlikely make the final cut in
Four years of precision agriculture experience generates rewards at Brosch Farms
Steven Brosch, 24, a third generation cotton farmer who farms with his father, Glen, and his uncle, Richard, realized
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