Posts by Todd Fitchette

Lake Mead falls to historic lows
in Farm Press Blog Aug 16, 2016

Farmers' Almanac calls for wet western winter

Farmers' Almanac predicts cold,wet winter for much of the country in 2016-17....More
PETA seeks memorial to chickens killed in highway crash
in Farm Press Blog Aug 11, 2016

Is a chicken restaurant on Hwy 99 a just memorial?

PETA wants memorial erected to commemorate chickens that died in a highway crash....More
National Cotton Council hosts producer tour in California
in Farm Press Blog Aug 05, 2016

Producer tours are invaluable for the information shared

I’ve come to learn that agriculture is more about people –food is our common bond. Watching and listening to the interactions between California....More
Farm commodity prices rarely match trends in retail costs
in Farm Press Blog Aug 01, 2016

Website invites consumers to see food price mark-ups

The California-based Western Growers Association recently revamped its “Produce Price Index” (PPI) website to allow consumers to easily identify the....More
How will California's agricultural economy and systems change as dairy declines
in Farm Press Blog Jul 21, 2016

How dairy declines could impact other crops

The California dairy industry is declining under the weight of unprofitable and unsustainable milk prices....More
California State Water Project needs upgrades
in Farm Press Blog Jul 19, 2016

Farmers should pay attention to waterless development

Proposing new urban development in the California desert without a source of sustainable water defies logic and flies in the face of what the....More
Senators push to preempt states from GMO labeling.
in Farm Press Blog Jul 08, 2016

Senators seek to preempt states from GMO laws

Senators Roberts and Stabenow push for GMO preemption legislation....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 30, 2016

El Niño or La Niña: California unprepared for both

Regardless of the Spanish-named climatic condition, California is unprepared to help its residents weather both....More
California water policy has lead to more well-drilling activities
in Farm Press Blog Jun 28, 2016

The bigger picture if three times more Central Valley groundwater exists

Stanford study suggests California might have several times more groundwater than previously thought....More
June Dairy Month celebrates sustainable milk industry
in Farm Press Blog Jun 21, 2016

June Dairy Month honors more than just the cows

A vibrant and sustainable dairy industry can go a long way towards sustaining entire agricultural economies....More
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