Posts by Todd Fitchette

Kids raised around agriculture seem to do well in life.
in Farm Press Blog Aug 19, 2015

Why agriculture is good for kids

Why children need to be exposed to agriculture....More
Onions growing in the southern California desert
in Farm Press Blog Aug 17, 2015

Cuba's transition and the joys of Ag journalism

Good journalism does not happen in a vacuum. It takes effort and relationships to build....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 12, 2015

Frustrations flow over slow reactions to drought

Californians frustrated over bureaucratic red tape, inaction in water emergency....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 07, 2015

California needs El Niño water...not a weather dud

Will El Niño be a bust this year? Some think not....More
Sacramento State Capitol building
in Farm Press Blog Jul 29, 2015

Why good domestic agricultural policy is vital

Does America need better agricultural policy?....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 27, 2015

Decades of failed leadership dry up progress

Clarity of hindsight reveals decades of poor leadership in California....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 15, 2015

Telling farmers what to plant is not the solution

Telling farmers what to grow based on water use is not how you solve western water woes....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 14, 2015

Winning battle against ACP/HLB will take effort

Fighting California's battle against the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing will take combined effort....More
California drought could be broken by El Nino
in Farm Press Blog Jul 02, 2015

Is California on tap for wet winter this year?

Predictions of El Nino suggest California and Arizona could see drought conditions greatly reduced by next year....More
Central Valley agricultural production leads the world
in Farm Press Blog Jun 30, 2015

Picking numbers and random thoughts

Today I wrote down on the white board I use for planning purposes what I think NASS will come out with tomorrow when the objective almond forecast is....More
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