Posts by Todd Fitchette

State Capitol building in Sacramento, Calif.
in Farm Press Blog Aug 19, 2014

Will the next $7.5B truly flow to where needed?

When it comes to water and politics we’ve made things way too complicated, and it’s apparently costing California taxpayers billions of dollars....More
The Sacramento River arm of Shasta Lake
in Farm Press Blog Aug 18, 2014

Road trip: The good, the burnt down, the dried-up

A change of scenery is always nice, particularly during Central California’s dog days of summer. I recently got to re-explore the land of exceptional....More
Contrasting lawns at California capitol
in Farm Press Blog Aug 01, 2014

Water: California cannot afford misplaced priorities

California cannot afford another year of misplaced priorities and lack of leadership when it comes to water....More
Asian citrus psyllid
in Farm Press Blog Jul 25, 2014

How can Ag answer 'so what' question for consumers?

How can agriculture use "bad news" stories as a springboard to educate consumers?....More
Drip irrigation is commonly used in California citrus groves
in Farm Press Blog Jul 18, 2014

Major media still wrong on agricultural water use

State records show that media continue to lie about Calfifornia agriculture's use of irrigation water....More
US Capitol steps
in Farm Press Blog Jul 16, 2014

Trains, misplaced priorities, and water

How public policy decisions don't just hurt one industry, but erode public health and safety in the process....More
Where do we go from here?
in Farm Press Blog Jul 03, 2014

Agriculture has opportunity to shape important debates

California agriculture has golden opportunity to shape important debates....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 24, 2014

Will the Asian citrus psyllid be Gov. Brown's Medfly 2.0?

First the governor, now the California legislature opts to not spend more money on fight against the Asian citrus psyllid....More
California produces an abundance of fresh, healthy food.
in Farm Press Blog Jun 23, 2014

Organic versus conventional divide not helping agriculture

Dividing agriculture between organic and conventional - big and small - does little good to promote utilitarian agricultural policy in the U.S....More
U.S. Capitol building
in Farm Press Blog Jun 19, 2014

Will new House leader be good for California Ag?

Will Rep. Kevin McCarthy's ascension to House Majority Leader post bode well for California agriculture given that he represents some of the richest....More
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