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.

Asian citrus psyllid feeing on curry plant
Gallery: University researchers promote bug battle
California lab raises parasitic wasps in battle against the Asian citrus psyllid
California Citrus Mutual rolls out the red carpet
CCM celebrates 37 years with industry premiere
California Citrus Mutual celebrates 37 years as voice of the citrus grower
Paraiso Vineyards finished harvest before Halloween
Fast, furious grape harvest in Santa Lucia Highlands
Santa Lucia Highlands wine grape growers happy with early harvest. Quality looks good.
NRCS program seeks farmers willing to flood fields in California
NRCS seeks farmers willing to flood farm fields
NRCS wants farmers willing to flood fields to help migratory birds along Pacific Flyway
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack tours California
Farm Bill safety-net provisions require careful planning
New Farm Bill programs offer variety of safety net opportunities for California growers
CropLife America President Jay Vroom promotes understanding of agrochemicals
CAPCA speakers: Agriculture needs new message
Professional crop advisors play key role in helping public understand need for agrochemicals
University of California Entomologist Mark Hoddle
Hard work continues against California invasive species
Ten new invasive species appear each year in California. Entomologists say these have wide-spread and costly ramifications.
Yellowing on citrus leaves is symptomatic for citrus greening disease
ACP quarantines spreading through California
Asian citrus psyllid discoveries spread throughout California
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.
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