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.

Lake McClure
Top 5 California drought stories - May 15
What Western Farm Press and others are saying about the California drought.
Fresh California strawberries
Harvest crews move quick to pick strawberries
Strawberry crews move quick to pick fresh fruit for market
Mark Bolda, University of California Cooperative Extension
Strawberry field day draws 'berry' large crowd

Surendra Dara seemed pleased with the turn-out for his annual strawberry field day in Santa Maria, Calif.

Dara is the strawberry and vegetable crops advisor and affiliated IPM advisor in San Luis Obispo County.

More than 100 people came to hear updates on strawberry research and receive practical advice in farming practices relative to the berry crop.

Shasta Lake
California issues second round of irrigation curtailments
Latest round of California water curtailments impacts Sacramento River watershed
California farmer Joe DelBosque
2015 California cherry harvest is underway
California cherry crop looks good for growers
New almond plantings continue
California almonds break one million acre plateau
Almond acreage surpasses one million for first time ever in California
Allied Grape Growers
Grape growers: Understand contract before signing
Eight things grape growers need to know before signing contract with wineries
California Aqueduct
California streamlines south-of-Delta water transfers 1
State Water Resources Control Board streamlines water transfers between two major agencies that deliver water in California
Friant-Kern Canal
Friant Water Authority continues course change
Ron Jacobsma leaves post as general manager of Friant Water Authority
Wheat in California
Durum wheat acreage doubles in California
Durum wheat acreage doubles in California as silage prices increase
Rural Appraisers Meeting
California ASFMRA conference draws large crowd
Rural managers and appraisers gather in Paso Robles for 2015 Outlook Conference
High and dry
California reservoirs inch closer to going dry 1
Major reservoirs used to irrigate much of Central Valley agriculture are going dry
Chinook Salmon
Irrigation districts seize water taken by feds 6
Irrigation districts seize control of USBR flows on Stanislaus River
Lettuce crew
ASFMRA Outlook Conference Employee Relations class
California rural appraisers offer important Ag labor training class in Paso Robles
Harvester cutting alfalfa
Labor savings built into Certa-Set irrigation system 1
Certa-Set provides 'hands free' operation, including ability to work around and under
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