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.

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
Navel oranges are grown on 126,000 acres in California
NASS: California Navel orange estimate is 81M cartons
California's Navel orange crop estimated at 81 million cartons.
California almond harvest will likely be well short of projected record crop.
California almond crop not shaking out to be a record
California almond crop may not come close to record prediction of 2.1 billion pounds
Asian citrus psyllid feeds on leaf in San Bernardino park
Three new ACP finds in south San Joaquin Valley
New Asian citrus psyllid discoveries made in Bakersfield and Tulare.
Man moving wine barrels after Napa Valley earthquake
Napa wine industry sustains $80M damage from quake
Preliminary damage from Napa earthquake tops $80 million for wine industry
Jeff Fowle helped form AgChat in 2010.
Rural rancher builds significant social media following
Northern California hay farmer helped form AgChat Foundation while building significant social media following of his own.
Annual Supima Meeting at Harris Ranch
Uncertainties abound in global cotton markets
Global cotton prices predicted to remain in an unspecified range until fundamental changes within governments that trade cotton occur.
Water bond proponents begin push for November election
Temperance Flat floats EIS ahead of election
California water bond proponents begin election push on Proposition 1
European grapevine moth
EGVM quarantine area reduced in North Coast grapes
Officials reduce size of European grapevine moth quarantine zone in Napa region
Farm Bill changes safety net for dairy producers when margins fall
Dairy producers eligible for margin protection funding
2014 Farm Bill provides financial assistance to dairy producers when margins tank
Various life stages of the Asian citrus psyllid on a citrus leaf
ACP quarantines expand in coastal California county
State officials expand Asian citrus psyllid quarantine in San Luis Obispo county after another psyllid is found there
Protestors want UFW decertification ballots counted
Farmworkers want decertification ballots counted
Central Valley farm workers want immediate count of union decertification ballots
Etna, Calif. alfalfa grower Jeff Fowle
Northern California alfalfa yields higher quality hay
Northern California alfalfa yields higher quality on fewer cuttings.
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
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