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.

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
Irrigating potatoes in Kern County, Calif.
California groundwater being used at unsustainable rate
Two University of California scientists predict groundwater will be unavailable for much of the Golden State within a few decades if current practices aren't changed.
University researcher readies weeds for lab studies
Herbicide resistance top issue for farmers, researchers
UC Davis Weed Day remains popular venue to discuss weed management issues
58th Annual UC Davis Weed Day
UC Davis Weed Day draws capacity crowd
58th Annual Weed Day at UC Davis attracts cross-section of agricultural interests
Almonds lead all commodities in Fresno County
Drought shrivels Fresno County, Calif. Ag values
Drought claims Fresno County's status as leading agricultural county in the USA.
Dairy cows power Tulare County's economic engine.
Tulare County boasts $7.8 billion ag value in 2013 
Crop value in Tulare County, Calif. pushes close to $8 billion in 2013.
Jason and Jim Jasper of Stewart and Jasper Orchards
Jim Jasper: A lifetime in almonds
Central Valley almond grower remembers genesis of industry
Central Valley farmland remains fallow due to irrigation cuts.
Film shows human cost of irrigation cuts to agriculture
Film documents human tragedy from irrigation cuts to Central Valley farmers.
Alta Irrigation District office in Dinuba, Calif.
Fresno County canal breech blamed on wild pigs 
Fresno County, Calif. irrigation canal levee fails
The Citrus Experiment Station on the University of California, Riverside campus
Global food issues a priority of UC President Napolitano
Global food issues a priority of UC President Janet Napolitano
Fresh produce in an open-air market
US, South Korea forge organic trade partnership
U.S., South Korea forge organic trade standards on agricultural products.
Elina Lastro Niño named new extension apiculturist at UC Davis.
UC Davis hires new Extension apiculturist
New UC Davis Extension apiculturist is Elina Lastro Niño who starts in September.
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