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.

Harvesting California fresh plums
California plums coming in a few days early
California plums are making their way from trees to a market near you
Nematode trials will test new walnut root stocks at Kearney Ag Center
Because they are one of California’s high-value crops, finding solutions for nematodes and other maladies in walnut orchards is important.
Think ahead now to how you will leach salt from your nut crop soil profiles
Salted almonds may taste good, but put too much salt in the soil or water used to grow them and almond trees don’t do well.
New Melones Reservoir continues to suffer from lack of rain and snow
More water will flow onto Oakdale farms this summer
Farmers in Oakdale Irrigation District see boost in surface irrigation allotment
Cotton plantings continue to shrink in California
Estimate: California cotton acreage drops 24 percent
California cotton acreage continues its steep decline
Jeff Dahlberg oversees university research at Kearney Ag Center
Kearney: 50 years of applied agricultural research
Kearney Ag Center celebrates 50 years of applied agricultural research
California dairyman works to protect Tricolored Blackbird
Dairyman delays triticale harvest for endangered bird
California dairyman partners with Audubon to protect endangered Tricolored Blackbird
Protestor at Firebaugh water rally
10 must-read western drought stories - June 3
What other media are saying about the western drought
Craft beers suffering from California drought
10 must-read western drought stories - May 27
10 must-read stories about the western drought -- May 27
University of California wheat researchers
UC researchers work to boost health benefits in wheat
University of California researchers working to breed healthier wheat
Tipton dairyman delays triticale harvest for blackbirds
California dairyman postpones triticale harvest for blackbirds
Industry officials work to reopen Citrus exports to China
Working to reopen Tulare County citrus exports to China
Officials work to reopen Tulare County citrus exports to China
Hail damage to grapes
Limited hail damage reported in California grapes
Isolated hail storms damage some California grape vines
California thunderstorm
Little crop damage from California spring storms
Hail pounds San Joaquin Valley crops
Thunderstorms help water almonds
10 must-read western drought stories - May 20
What others are saying about the California drought
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