Posts by Todd Fitchette

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
in Farm Press Blog Jun 13, 2016

Citrus industry not waiting for public funds to fight HLB

The fight to find cure for Huanglongbing is life-or-death for the U.S. citrus industry and for California growers....More
in Farm Press Blog May 26, 2016

How emotions hurt communities and the environment

How has man's desire to hemp nature actually hurt the environment?....More
Tree and irrigation canal
in Farm Press Blog May 26, 2016

Sometimes dirt-road journeys are the most rewarding

Writing about agriculture didn’t come until several years into my journalism career. While at the time I saw my duties of writing about farming and....More
U.S. Capitol
in Farm Press Blog May 19, 2016

What role should science play in GMO debate?

Is science important in developing decisions of public policy surrounding agriculture?....More
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