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.

Omega Walnut greeting
Photos: Omega Walnut celebrates industry success
Omega Walnut celebrates second year of increased growth
California farmworkers file for divorce from UFW
Farmworkers claim UFW and California Ag Labor Relations Board working together to block decertification vote
Farmworker processes cilantro in Imperial Valley, California.
Increased Ag values mask California drought concerns
In a year plagued by drought, many California counties are reporting record crop values.
Kern County Ag values up 6% to over $6.76 billion
Kern County Ag values climb to record territory in 2013
Potato research
Tulelake research station benefits farmers in two states
Farmers in two states share benefits of university research of one.
California Citrus Mutual President Joel Nelsen and Sen. Andy Vidak
California GOP senators float slimmer water bond
Last-minute water bond measure floated by California Senate Republicans
Asian citrus psyllids feed on young citrus leaves.
Second ACP discovery in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. 
Second discovery of Asian citrus psyllid made in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. This time the bug was found in city of San Luis Obispo.
Letter asks Gov. Brown to support water storage and infrastructure in California
Broad coalition promotes $10B water bond in California
Wide segment of California interests want water bond to include storage, infrastructure.
Valencia oranges being removed from California grove
Citrus acreage a mixed-bag in California
Citrus acreage in California trending towards thin-skinned, easy-to-peel varieties
Walnut dieback
Walnut dieback troublesome in Central California orchards
Dieback in walnut orchards symptomatic of Botryosphaeria.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack speaks on 2014 Farm Bill at Fresno State University
Farm Bill: Partnerships sought to boost Ag economy
New panel approved by Farm Bill will help build partnerships to boost American agriculture
Citrus farmers up their attack on the Asian citrus psyllid
Tulare County pushes area-wide ACP treatment program 
Area-wide treatment protocols viewed as more effective in fight against Asian citrus psyllid and citrus greening
California helps farmers save water
CDFA grant will provide money to help save water
State grant offers money to help farmers implement water saving measures
Oranges on tree
Farm Bill funds available for 2012 frost, freeze damage
Farm Bill has retroactive money for frost, freeze damage from 2012 season
Flooded Arizona field
Arizona to receive $98m in Farm Bill funding
Arizona to receive $98 million in Farm Bill funding for watershed improvements
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