Posts by Todd Fitchette

Sacramento prides itself on local food
in Farm Press Blog Sep 18, 2016

The irony of celebrating local food in Sacramento

Food production doesn’t happen in a vacuum. The right combination of soil, climate and irrigation water that has long-blessed California with such....More
Irrigation water is important to California's economy
in Farm Press Blog Sep 13, 2016

When agriculture succeeds we all prosper

Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner Les Wright likes to point out that his county’s drop to the No. 3 slot is completely due to water as growers....More
California lettuce harvest could become more expensive under new law
in Farm Press Blog Sep 12, 2016

Agriculture reacts to California's new overtime law

That said, Gov. Brown just signed into law AB 1066, a bill that forces farmers to pay their employees overtime after 8 hours per day. Current law....More
Flooded roadway
in Farm Press Blog Sep 11, 2016

Will West see good winter without El Niño-La Niña?

Remember about this time last year when we were told to brace ourselves for an epic El Niño, the likes of which we may have never seen?....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 08, 2016

Can California agriculture remain sustainable?

Citing U.S. Department of Agriculture numbers, the CDFA suggests gross crop values could be down about $9.5 billion from the 2014 figure that came in....More
Biologist releasing a Chinook salmon in Butte Creek.
in Farm Press Blog Aug 29, 2016

Should California eradicate bass from the Delta?

It’s rather ironic that one state agency and its agricultural and research partners can be hailed for eliminating an invasive species, while....More
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
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