I’m Len Wilcox – a freelance journalist who provides a weekly commentary called The Western View. It’s been a regular feature on AgNet West’s Farm City Newsday radio program for 3 years, and now we are syndicating it to stations outside of California. I’m posting my favorite commentaries, and occasional photos, rants or raves on other topics, here, for your reading pleasure.
I’ve been a newspaper reporter, editor, and freelance journalist since the 1980’s. I owned and edited a weekly newspaper in Madera County, California, and later worked as a reporter and editor at a daily newspaper before moving on to magazines. I was a frequent contributor to California Farmer magazine until its demise in 2012.
Another favorite journalistic pursuit: I wrote and photographed for Desert USA and other nature or travel publications, and authored a travel journal about the California deserts published by Hunter in 2000.