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.

Various life stages of the Asian citrus psyllid
South Bakersfield latest to join ACP quarantine
Asian citrus psyllid quarantine covers much of south Bakersfield
Buddy Ketchner of Sterling Rice Group speaks at almond conference
Almond Conference comes to Sacramento, Dec. 9-11
Almond Conference comes to Sacramento Dec. 9-11.
Mercott tangerines ripen under a San Joaquin Valley sky.
2014-2015 California citrus crop could be mixed bag
California citrus crop projected to be a mixed bag for growers in the 2014-15 season
Fiesta grapes as they begin to dry on the vine to become raisins
Raisin Bargaining Association seeks sliding price scale
Raisin Bargaining Association approves sliding scale offer on 2014 crop.
Asian citrus psyllid discovered in Bay Area neighborhood.
ACP continues to spread across California
Asian citrus psyllid found in California's Bay Area
Mike Petersen, agronomist.
Strip till methods get good look in California silage corn 1


California farmers may be known for many things; early adoption of conservation tillage practices is not one of them.

Drought could be changing all that for some as there appears to be interest in growing silage corn using strip-till methods. California’s reliance on silage corn to feed its large dairy herd requires significant acreages, and with it, ample water.

California Citrus Mutual President Joel Nelsen
Prop 1 campaign gets $150K boost from citrus industry
California Citrus Mutual donates $150,000 towards passage of California Proposition 1.
Sweeping walnuts in Kings County, Calif.
Several California crops harvest ahead of schedule
Almonds and peaches harvest ahead of schedule in California
The Asian citrus psyllllid
Tulare County ACP quarantine now county wide
California Department of Food and Agriculture expands Tulare County's Asian citrus psyllid quarantine to countywide with latest finds.
Felicia Marcus talks to California farmers
California water board wants higher WDR fees
California Water Resources Control Board wants more fees to cover regulatory efforts
Hull split in almonds critical time for use of Chlorpyrifos
DPR proposes Chlorpyrifos change to restricted-use pesticide
Department of Pesticide Regulation proposes restricted-use label for Chlorpyrifos.
Central California air quality samples show improvements
DPR air sampling reveals good news and concerns
California DPR wants further data on air quality samples, though progress is being made
High-density olive plantings
California olive oil labeling standards start Sept. 26
New olive oil labeling standards approved for California-grown olives
Three citrus pests on same leaf
ACP tour provides first-hand look at citrus tree pests
San Joaquin Valley growers and crop consultants get first-hand look at Asian citrus psyllid pest during southern California tour.
UC Entomologist Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell inspects ACP-infested trees
More aggressive approach called for in ACP fight
San Joaquin Valley citrus farmers urged to aggressively sample their groves for the Asian citrus psyllid
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