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.

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
Farmworker processes cilantro in Imperial Valley, California.
Increased Ag values mask California drought concerns
In a year plagued by drought, many California counties are reporting record crop values.
Kern County Ag values up 6% to over $6.76 billion
Kern County Ag values climb to record territory in 2013
Potato research
Tulelake research station benefits farmers in two states
Farmers in two states share benefits of university research of one.
California Citrus Mutual President Joel Nelsen and Sen. Andy Vidak
California GOP senators float slimmer water bond
Last-minute water bond measure floated by California Senate Republicans
Asian citrus psyllids feed on young citrus leaves.
Second ACP discovery in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. 
Second discovery of Asian citrus psyllid made in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. This time the bug was found in city of San Luis Obispo.
Letter asks Gov. Brown to support water storage and infrastructure in California
Broad coalition promotes $10B water bond in California
Wide segment of California interests want water bond to include storage, infrastructure.
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