Posts by Todd Fitchette

Asian citrus psyllid feeds on small tree in southern California
in Farm Press Blog Sep 15, 2014

Does California need more PCAs for ACP fight?

California PCAs say they are "too busy" to employ more aggressive ACP sampling techniques....More
A bridge across the San Andreas Fault
in Farm Press Blog Sep 08, 2014

Did Napa quake unearth groundwater?

Did the earthquake in Napa unearth a new supply of water? Why are those creeks flowing then if we're in a drought?....More
Friant Dam and Millerton Lake
in Farm Press Blog Aug 28, 2014

'We the People' suffer most from California water wars

San Joaquin Valley congressman openly critical of farmers who have concerns over his emergency water legislation....More
Pork spending is popular practice with political leaders in Sacramento
in Farm Press Blog Aug 21, 2014

Vague political promises promote pork programs

Vague political promises promote pork spending, particularly in California water politics....More
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
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