Posts by Todd Fitchette

in Farm Press Blog Nov 18, 2014

World peace threatened by loss of chocolate

Chocolate makers concerned about loss of cocoa trees around the world....More
Three Shastas suffer through season of drought
in Farm Press Blog Nov 11, 2014

Best use of water bond money now at forefront

Now that California's water bond has passed the hard work of targeting money to worthwhile projects begins....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 04, 2014

When 50, 40 and 10 don't add up in policy decisions

Conservation alone cannot free up enough water for a growing state and economy, yet that's the premise California leaders want you to believe....More
Shasta Lake fell to near-record lake levels in the summer of 2014.
in Farm Press Blog Oct 31, 2014

Is urban water district prematurely counting rain drops?

Could Metropolitan Water District be counting rain drops before northern California lakes have a chance to rise in response to storms?....More
Dry California lakebed
in Farm Press Blog Oct 24, 2014

What happens when false premises set public policy?

Political leaders unwilling to set aside political bias in scientific discussions should be voted out or removed from office....More
Nearly 1 million acres of farmland sat fallow in California in 2014
in Farm Press Blog Oct 13, 2014

How the well-fed think we need to feed the world

Claims that cutting food waste sounds good, but it does little to meet global food demand....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 09, 2014

Are long-range weather forecasts getting better?

Some long-range weather forecasters seem to be improving their prediction success....More
San Andreas Fault zone
in Farm Press Blog Oct 08, 2014

Could USGS data help California with groundwater law?

California needs good science to understand underground aquifers. The USGS just might have that information....More
George Delgado
in Farm Press Blog Oct 07, 2014

Dust Bowl images share resemblance to modern day

There are striking similarities in the images we saw taken by Dorothea Lange during the Dust Bowl, and those taken in modern-day, drought-ravaged....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 06, 2014

Will California rainy season begin by Halloween?

Private weather forecasting firm has good track record of long-range prognostications....More
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