Author: Jeff Fowle

Farmers Helping Fish

  Scott Valley – 2014 is an extraordinary year. We are experiencing an extreme drought and have had a record number of Coho Salmon spawn in our system. Due to drought conditions, the spawning occurred in the main stem of the Scott River, since there was not enough fall and winter runoff for the salmon […]

Farmers and Ranchers Save Salmon

The snow pack in the mountains has long since melted. Tributaries to the Scott River and the river itself are quickly drying up, if not already. Contrary to what environmental activist groups, such as the Klamath River Keepers, Klamath Forest Alliance and the Environmental Protection Information Center, are saying, the drop in surface flows in […]

My Cowboy Code

On this National Day of the American Cowboy, I felt inclined to post my version of the “code.” Live by the Golden Rule. Practice tolerance and understanding of others. Be hospitable to strangers. Anyone who wanders in, including an enemy, is welcome at the dinner table. Do not inquire into a person’s past. Take the […]

What Do We Eat? Beefiniroom Casserole!

Tonight was “dad’s night to cook.” We just picked up some fresh zucchini and yellow squash from the local farmer’s market last night (I stuffed and barbecued a big one last night for supper), had some hamburger thawed in the fridge, so I probed my memory and decided on a casserole. The recipe is fairly […]

What’s Really Important?

We have started the hay season and time is limited for posting to my blog. However, an experience with my son last week meant the world to me and while sitting on a plane to Washington DC today, I took the time to share it. Yes, it is lengthy, but perhaps you too will find […]

The First Serious Conversation

I picked up my son today from my mom and dad’s. We buckled up, I started the truck, backed up, turned around and pulled on to the road. There was a bit of conversation about his hike on the hill with grandma, their new puppy and a request to stop by the pond to see […]

Resolving Animal Cruelty

I tip my hat to the California Cattlemens Association and Assemblyman Jim Patterson for submitting AB 343 with coauthors Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian, Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, Assemblyman Brian Dahle, Assemblyman Brian Maienschein and Senator Jim Nielsen and endorsement by the California Farm Bureau. It is refreshing to see a bill that truly works to address the […]

Resolving Animal Cruelty

I tip my hat to the California Cattlemens Association and Assemblyman Jim Patterson for submitting AB 343 with coauthors Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian, Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, Assemblyman Brian Dahle, Assemblyman Brian Maienschein and Senator Jim Nielsen and endorsement by the California Farm Bureau. It is refreshing to see a bill that truly works to address the […]

Dodge Scores Big!

Team Dodge runs returns a kickoff for a touchdown! Dodge, like Ford and Chevy, has been a strong supporter of American agriculture. Last night, during the Superbowl, their “God Made A Farmer” ad went directly to the highlight reels. Dodge’s “special teams” was on fire, particularly through the use of Paul Harvey as the kickoff […]

The Fiscal Cliff in Simple Terms

Well, the House just passed the Senate bill and sent it on to the President. To put this in perspective I put together the following table to help explain what little good has just taken place. The Fiscal Cliff Federal Budget $3,796,000,000,000.00 Federal  Revenue $2,386,000,000,000.00 New Debt $1,410,000,000,000.00 National Debt $16,350,600,000,000.00 Proposed Budget Cuts $15,000,000,000.00 […]