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.

Sweeping walnuts in Kings County, Calif.
Several California crops harvest ahead of schedule
Almonds and peaches harvest ahead of schedule in California
The Asian citrus psyllllid
Tulare County ACP quarantine now county wide
California Department of Food and Agriculture expands Tulare County's Asian citrus psyllid quarantine to countywide with latest finds.
Felicia Marcus talks to California farmers
California water board wants higher WDR fees
California Water Resources Control Board wants more fees to cover regulatory efforts
Hull split in almonds critical time for use of Chlorpyrifos
DPR proposes Chlorpyrifos change to restricted-use pesticide
Department of Pesticide Regulation proposes restricted-use label for Chlorpyrifos.
Central California air quality samples show improvements
DPR air sampling reveals good news and concerns
California DPR wants further data on air quality samples, though progress is being made
High-density olive plantings
California olive oil labeling standards start Sept. 26
New olive oil labeling standards approved for California-grown olives
Three citrus pests on same leaf
ACP tour provides first-hand look at citrus tree pests
San Joaquin Valley growers and crop consultants get first-hand look at Asian citrus psyllid pest during southern California tour.
UC Entomologist Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell inspects ACP-infested trees
More aggressive approach called for in ACP fight
San Joaquin Valley citrus farmers urged to aggressively sample their groves for the Asian citrus psyllid
Navel oranges are grown on 126,000 acres in California
NASS: California Navel orange estimate is 81M cartons
California's Navel orange crop estimated at 81 million cartons.
California almond harvest will likely be well short of projected record crop.
California almond crop not shaking out to be a record
California almond crop may not come close to record prediction of 2.1 billion pounds
Asian citrus psyllid feeds on leaf in San Bernardino park
Three new ACP finds in south San Joaquin Valley
New Asian citrus psyllid discoveries made in Bakersfield and Tulare.
Man moving wine barrels after Napa Valley earthquake
Napa wine industry sustains $80M damage from quake
Preliminary damage from Napa earthquake tops $80 million for wine industry
Jeff Fowle helped form AgChat in 2010.
Rural rancher builds significant social media following
Northern California hay farmer helped form AgChat Foundation while building significant social media following of his own.
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
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