Todd Fitchette

Associate Editor,
Western Farm Press

Todd Fitchette, associate editor with Western Farm Press, spent much of his journalism career covering agriculture in California and the western United States. Aside from reporting about issues related to farm production, environmental regulations and legislative matters, he has extensive experience covering the dairy industry, western water issues and politics. His journalistic experience includes local daily and weekly newspapers, where he was recognized early in his career as an award-winning news photographer.

Fitchette is US Army veteran and a graduate of California State University, Chico. He resides in Tulare, Calif.

California walnut yields continue to rise
California walnut yields maintain record-setting pace
California walnut production projected to remain on record-setting pace
Central California Almond Growers Association leadership
CCAGA members gather for 53rd annual meeting
Central California Almond Growers Association gathers in Fresno for 53rd annual meeting
California cotton emerges
California cotton acreage trends up 26 percent
California cotton acreage is up 26 percent in 2016 after hitting lows last year not seen since the Great Depression.
Citrus research groundbreaking at UC Riverside
California citrus funds $8M HLB cure research facility
California citrus industry will fund high-security research lab near UC Riverside as it seeks cure for Huanglongbing.
Shasta Lake nears capacity
Will California ever have its water needs met? 1
Drought and California's need for sustainable water are nothing more than a political ping pong ball to be hit back and forth by politicians and environmental groups. Decades after the State Water Project was started the state's population has quadrupled without adding any appreciable storage for a growing state.
Planting rice in California
Sunrise over California rice country
California rice is largely planted by airplanes that drop seed into flooded fields
California almond orchard
Almond Board taps national lab to help study aquifers 1
Berkeley National Lab will study how almond orchards can be conduit for groundwater recharge
Almond Alliance of California leadership
Almond trade association rebrands and expands effort

A California trade association will soon rebrand itself as the commodity it serves grows into the single-largest segment of the state’s agricultural economy.

Touting itself as the only organization solely dedicated to the California almond industry, the Ripon-based Almond Hullers and Processors Association (AHPA) will soon become the Almond Alliance of California (AAC).

Mechanically harvesting raisins
California raisins still largely harvested by hand
USDA says most California raisin growers still choose to hand-harvest their crop
Georgios Vidalakis, director, Citrus Clonal Protection Program
California citrus industry wants ACP rule changes
California citrus industry wants new quarantine rules regarding Asian citrus psyllid
Richard Waycott and Nick Gatzman
Almond Board asks USDA for 1-cent assessment hike
Almond Board lays groundwork for industry growth.
Almond industry leaders
Rain fails to dampen curiosity at annual almond tour
Almond Board of California hosts annual environmental stewardship tour of growing operations
Jordan Agricultural Research Center
Agricultural programs get big boost at Fresno State
Fresno State University opens state-of-the-art building on campus to aid in agricultural research
Tier 4 compliant engine
'Trade-Up Program' geared to help clear the air
California program will help speed up transition to more TIer 4 compliant engines and tractors
Patrick Braddock, logistics manager for Setton Farms
Tree nut industry forges alliance to curb cargo thefts
California tree nut industry garners political attention over recent rash of cargo thefts
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