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.

Larry Schwankl explains irrigation technology at a research field day.
250 years of experience 'retires' from UC
Retiring farm advisors represent 250-plus years of academic assistance to California agriculture.
Almonds ripening on a branch
California almond growers could shake a record crop
NASS: 2014 almond crop could be a record 2.1 billion pounds.
Good Times star with almond growers
CCAGA Annual: 'Good Times' TV star 'dyn-o-mite'
Almond cooperative news and entertainment draws largest turn out in 2014 Central California Almond Growers Association annual meeting history.
Sacramento River in Red Bluff, Calif.
Will El Niño bring winter rain to California?
Will possibility of El Niño bring rain to drought-parched California this winter?
Strawberry production in Monterey County, Calif.
Strawberries top production in Monterey County, Calif.
Monterey County, Calif. agricultural value jumps almost 10 percent in 2013.
Holstein cow on Lakeside Dairy near Hanford, Calif.
Cotton still important in Kings County, Calif. 
Kings County agricultural value up 2.4 percent in 2013 to more than $2.25 billion.
Irrigation ditches going dry
California water board seeks input on curtailment orders 
California water board wants public input on curtailment order enforcement.
Adult and juvenile Asian citrus psyllids cover a citrus leaf
ACP update: Quarantine expands in Tulare County, Calif.
Asian citrus psyllid discoveries continue in Tulare County, Calif. More area added to quarantine zone.
Cotton harvester working Central California Acala crop
California cotton seeks upper hand on whitefly
California has a financial stake in maintaining its reputation as a quality cotton grower.
June 20 is deadline to apply for EQIP funds for drought-based citrus tree, vine removal
Applications for EQIP funding for California citrus tree, vine removal tied to drought are available through June 20.
Fuller rose beetle leaf damage
Photos: Fuller rose beetle focus of control measures
California citrus growers told to better control Fuller rose beetle
Fuller rose beetle damage
South Korea expects better control of Fuller rose beetle
California citrus growers told to get control of Fuller rose beetle.
HLB symptoms in citrus.
Farm law: $125 million earmarked for HLB research
The 2014 farm law includes $125 million earmarked for Huanglongbing disease (citrus greening) research.
John Gless
Long summer of citrus removal begins in California 
California citrus growers forced to destroy groves due to state and federal inaction on water.
Flowing water
Photos: Water export plan primes the protest pump
California farmers upset over proposed ground water export plan.
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