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.

Jason and Jim Jasper of Stewart and Jasper Orchards
Jim Jasper: A lifetime in almonds
Central Valley almond grower remembers genesis of industry
Central Valley farmland remains fallow due to irrigation cuts.
Film shows human cost of irrigation cuts to agriculture
Film documents human tragedy from irrigation cuts to Central Valley farmers.
Alta Irrigation District office in Dinuba, Calif.
Fresno County canal breech blamed on wild pigs 
Fresno County, Calif. irrigation canal levee fails
The Citrus Experiment Station on the University of California, Riverside campus
Global food issues a priority of UC President Napolitano
Global food issues a priority of UC President Janet Napolitano
Fresh produce in an open-air market
US, South Korea forge organic trade partnership
U.S., South Korea forge organic trade standards on agricultural products.
Elina Lastro Niño named new extension apiculturist at UC Davis.
UC Davis hires new Extension apiculturist
New UC Davis Extension apiculturist is Elina Lastro Niño who starts in September.
Larry Schwankl explains irrigation technology at a research field day.
250 years of experience 'retires' from UC
Retiring farm advisors represent 250-plus years of academic assistance to California agriculture.
Almonds ripening on a branch
California almond growers could shake a record crop
NASS: 2014 almond crop could be a record 2.1 billion pounds.
Good Times star with almond growers
CCAGA Annual: 'Good Times' TV star 'dyn-o-mite'
Almond cooperative news and entertainment draws largest turn out in 2014 Central California Almond Growers Association annual meeting history.
Sacramento River in Red Bluff, Calif.
Will El Niño bring winter rain to California?
Will possibility of El Niño bring rain to drought-parched California this winter?
Strawberry production in Monterey County, Calif.
Strawberries top production in Monterey County, Calif.
Monterey County, Calif. agricultural value jumps almost 10 percent in 2013.
Holstein cow on Lakeside Dairy near Hanford, Calif.
Cotton still important in Kings County, Calif. 
Kings County agricultural value up 2.4 percent in 2013 to more than $2.25 billion.
Irrigation ditches going dry
California water board seeks input on curtailment orders 
California water board wants public input on curtailment order enforcement.
Adult and juvenile Asian citrus psyllids cover a citrus leaf
ACP update: Quarantine expands in Tulare County, Calif.
Asian citrus psyllid discoveries continue in Tulare County, Calif. More area added to quarantine zone.
Cotton harvester working Central California Acala crop
California cotton seeks upper hand on whitefly
California has a financial stake in maintaining its reputation as a quality cotton grower.
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