Author: Jeff Fowle

Another Perspective on Prop 37

The following is a guest post from a friend and former student at Etna High School, Charles Peckham. Suffice to say that my life and my politics make me the sort of person whom those opposed to genetically modified foods would presume to be playing for their team. And, my concern with Prop. 37 is […]

Brian Dahle for California Assembly District 1

As November 6, election day, draws nearer, the advertisements for candidates and propositions grow increasingly more negative and vile. It is no exception in the race for California Assembly District 1. I am all for supporting your candidate, but if you cannot do it without lying about the other candidate, spreading misinformation and turning negative, […]

Water, Salmon, The Scott River…The Real Story

The following is a letter that was written to California Governor, Jerry Brown, from a radical, environmental antagonist who, despite knowing the truth, felt the need to intentionally lie, spread misinformation and attempt to bring unwarranted regulatory hardship upon the agricultural community in the Scott River Watershed. I have long tried to be understanding of […]

Proposition 37, Labeling Lemon

Proposition 37 is plain and simply a bad law….for multiple reasons. Prop 37 would require labeling for non-harmful ingredients. Prop 37 does not require ALL products to labeled. Prop 37 is a California-only regulation on food. Prop 37 provides loopholes for imports to evade the labeling requirement. Prop 37 would increase food costs in California […]

Taxes, Wildfires and Missed Opportunity

Most folks have noticed, it is fire season in California and most of the western United States. What many may not know is that the ‘brilliant’ state of California has also begun to send out ‘fire suppression’ bills to the rural residents of the state to raise an estimated $84 million to help fund Cal […]

The USDA and Meatless Monday

Yesterday, while the Verizon towers were down in Siskiyou County, a newsletter from within the USDA, Greening Headquarters Update, was released and had a suggestion to implement the Meatless Monday Initiative within the agency. There was a quick uprisi…

Immigration and Animal Welfare

Realizing this post may result in a fiery storm of comments, I still wanted to share the following thought, simply to ‘spark’ deeper thought. I find it interesting that when Arizona passed its immigration law, a group of people strongly supported it and another group strongly opposed it, based on the states’ rights argument. Now, […]

Just The Beginning?

Several weeks ago, when the New York mayor proposed the ban on large sodas, it started turning the wheels in my head. Is the next step going to be the banning of cases, 12 packs and 2 liter bottles in stores?  Are grocery stores going to be linked in order to keep track of the […]

Last Child On The Farm (Guest Post)

Whenever I pass a freshly plowed field it gives me the same thrill as an unopened book–full of potential, surprise, and pleasure. And just like that book beckons me to peek beneath its cover, the sight of that rich, dark earth ready for planting …

In Support Of A Hero….@TheDaveReynolds

This morning, after finishing chores, I grabbed another cup of coffee to enjoy, while waiting for my son to wake to up. Our plans for the day, cutting more Alfalfa. I sat down at my desk and began browsing Tweetdeck to catch up on the latest happenings…