Harry Cline

Western Farm Press

Harry's 33-year journalism career covers both daily newspapers and agricultural magazines. He was Western Farm Press' first editor and has more than 25 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 1993 recipient California Agricultural Production Consultants Association's Outstanding Contribution to California Agriculture. Born 7-7-43, Jacksonville, Fla. Raised in Texas where he attended the University of Texas. Worked for newspapers in Texas and Arizona before moving to California in 1975 to begin career as Western agricultural journalist. Received awards for feature writing and headline writing from Arizona Press Club. Married: 2 children, three grandchildren. Lives in Fresno, Calif. Contact Cline at Western Farm Press, 7084 Cedar Avenue, No. 355, Fresno, CA 93720. Phone (559) 298-6070. Fax (913) 514-3641.

Chad Crivelli - 2013 Far West High Cotton Winner 1
Chad Crivelli grew his first cotton crop in 1995 as an FFA project. He was the first-ever national fiber crop award winner from California — and he’s been growing cotton ever since.
Proposition 37 defeat - victory for agriculture, truth (Western Farm Press)
California voters decisively rejected the mislabeled Proposition 37 “right to know” food labeling initiative by a huge margin. It was an amazing come-from-behind victory.
New online weed resistance management CEU available
The 2,000-member Weed Science Society America (WSSA) has partnered with Delta Farm Press to host an accredited five-module weed resistance management educational course online.
Site-specific treatments - economical nematode management
Site-specific precision agricultural technology for control of nematodes offers a significant breakthrough in managing yield-robbing plant parasitic nematodes across the U.S. Cotton Belt, according to a University of Arkansas nematologist.
Don Cameron – 2012 Western High Cotton winner
Don Cameron’s three decades of farming on the West Side of California’s San Joaquin Valley can be defined by the numbers 3 and 26. When the 59-year-old California native started farming near Helm in 1981, his crop list totaled three. Today, his crop maps identify 26 crops on the 7,000 acres he farms under the banners of Terranova and Prado Farms.
Pima harvest kick-starts American ELS market
The first USDA FOB Pima price quotes in eight months have established a current price of about $1.88 cents per pound for 2-2-46 American Pima. The reason it has been eight months since the last price quote is because there has been no American Pima cotton available. Last February inventory and available supplies of the 2010/2011 crop had virtually run out and prices for American Pima in the export market had rallied to over $3 per pound.
U.S., Mexico trucking agreement re-opens border to trade
The long-haul trucking agreement between the United States and Mexico should represent a major boost in California agricultural exports to its neighbor to the south.
Farmers frustrated at EWG distortion of food facts 1
Like his peers, Merced County, Calif., farmer Cannon Michael is fed up with the Environmental Working Group’s annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of so-called consumer alerts about pesticide-contaminated fresh fruits and vegetables.
GPS signals at risk
Agriculture is in the thick of a fierce battle being waged before the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to pull the plug or at least modify a company’s effort to bolster its cellular network at the expense of the integrity of Global Positioning System (GPS) signals.
Roundup Ready alfalfa available for spring planting
Roundup Ready alfalfa planting seed will be on the market in time for spring planting season after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) unexpectedly granted non-regulated status for the herbicide resistant forage crop.
Brown marmorated stink bug latest invasive pest threat to U.S. crops
The dirty dozen have become the stinking 13 with the latest invasive pest alert by USDA-APHIS and university entomologists across the U.S. for growers to be on the lookout for the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).
Solar energy shines brightly for agriculture
California is the solar capital of the U.S., if not the world. There are now more than 72,000 systems in the state, generating an estimated 724 megawatts of power.
Far West High Cotton winner meets Arizona cotton challenges
W. Bruce Heiden, Buckeye, Ariz., is this year’s Far West Farm Press/Cotton Foundation High Cotton Award winner, and is closing in on his sixth decade of growing cotton in an environment unlike that of any other U.S. Cotton Belt state. Heiden has survived the challenges of Arizona cotton and been a state and national industry leader.
Agriculture fares better than general economy
The 18-month U.S. “great recession” ended a year ago, according to the federal government. Nevertheless, no one told the economy. Since the proclaimed end of the recession, the economy has been like a lost runner searching for the finish line after completing a marathon.
New farm labor rules coming
On the eve of spring harvest of hand-picked fruit and vegetable crops, the onerous and mostly ineffective H-2A program
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