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.

Southern California citrus trees
California's San Gabriel Valley ground zero for HLB? 1
Huanglongbing found in California's San Gabriel Valley
California apricots ripen on the tree
Summer crop harvests in California
Summer crops being harvested in California
Southeast US cotton growers tour California farms
National Cotton Council hosts tour of California farms
San Joaquin Valley view from Friant Dam
Tour of Friant facilities opens eyes to California water
Tour offers up-close look at Friant facilities near Fresno, Calif.
IPM methods can effectively control mites in almonds
Almond growers with significant spider mite pressure in their orchards may want to hold back on that next miticide application to give the beneficial Sixspotted thrips populations an opportunity to build and knock back the mites.
Napa County's grape value exceeds $700 million
Napa County nudges closer to EGVM eradication
Napa County making great strides to eliminate dangerous pest threat to prized wine industry
Value of dairy production in Kings County closes in on $1 billion
High-value commodities tied to record county farm values
Drought does not slow gains in some California commodity values
Western United Dairymen Chairman Frank Mendonsa
California lets protection of Tricolored Blackbird expire 1
California lets ESA protection of Tricolored Blackbird expire
Hand-harvesting fresh apricots
Apricot yield a little light, says California grower
2015 California apricot harvest is light but quality and size remain good
Drip irrigation in citrus
10 must-read drought stories for June 17
What are others saying about drought in the West?
California rice benefits local economies and multitude of wildlife species
California rice plantings down 32 percent - 375,000 acres 2
Water shortages cut rice, wreak havoc on wildlife health and habitat
ACP found in commercial citrus grove in San Luis Obispo County
ACP confirmed in Central Coast commercial citrus grove
First-ever find of Asian citrus psyllid confirmed in commercial citrus grove in San Luis Obispo County
Shasta Dam
California water agencies suggest USBR violated ESA 1
California water agencies say U.S. Bureau of Reclamation violated Endangered Species Act in refusing to consult other federal agencies.
Record drought continues in California
10 must-read drought stories for June 10
What are others saying about California's prolonged drought?
Almond Conference registration now open for 2015 event
Register now for the 2015 Almond Conference
Registration opens for 2015 Almond Conference in Sacramento, Calif.
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