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.

California’s 2015 pistachio crop could be down
Early indications suggest 2015 may yield a shorter harvest for California pistachio growers. A shortage of chilling hours is largely to blame though the drought is not without complicity in the matter.
Pigs escape Valley Fire
USDA help for farmers, ranchers affected by wildfire
USDA offers assistance for farmers, ranchers affected by wildfire
Kern County Navel oranges
California Navel forecast looks bright, despite drought
California Navel orange forecast projected at 86 million cartons in 2014-15 season
Butte County Rice Growers Association
Two days' worth of California landscapes
Late summer scenics across California
HMC Farms in Kingsburg, Calif.
California stone fruit growers donate to feed needy
California food banks benefit through large donations by HMC Farms in Kingsburg, Calif.
California walnut harvest could be a record in 2015
NASS says record walnut crop in the making
California walnut crop could hit record in 2015, says USDA
Pacific Ag Rentals AGCO Challenger Outlaw
Pacific Ag Rentals gets second Challenger Outlaw
Pacific Ag Rentals takes delivery of its second AGCO Outlaw Challenger
HMC Farms leadership
HMC Farms harvests nectarines for the community
Stone fruit growers donate fresh peaches, nectarines and plums to California food banks
Horizon Nut Company Chairman Ted Sheely
Horizon Nut Company opens in Firebaugh
Horizon Nut Company opens new facility in Firebaugh
Fresno County Ag leaders
Fresno County agriculture sows $7B crop value
Fresno County, Calif. agriculture sows $7 billion crop value
Oil and agriculture mark two big industries for Kern County, Calif.
Another record crop value for Kern County, Calif.
Gross agricultural receipts exceed $7.5 billion in Kern County, Calif. in 2014.
Lettuce production boosts Ag values in Monterey County, Cailf.
Lettuce prices help boost Ag values in Monterey County
Monterey County boasts record agricultural value in 2014 amidst high prices for lettuce and other crops
Seth Rossow and Dan Putnam
Subsurface drip can significantly boost alfalfa yields
Benefits of subsurface drip irrigation in alfalfa extend beyond any potential water savings.
California dairymen seek divorce from state order 1
California dairymen want out of state milk marketing order
Tangerine and tangelo tree acreage grows over 60 percent in Tulare County
Tulare County pushes past $8B in total Ag output 1
Tulare County agricultural values lead the nation at over $8 billion in gross receipts
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