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Joel Salatin
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Joel Salatin calls himself a “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.” Those who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Those who don’t like him call him a bioterrorist, Typhoid Mary, a charlatan and a starvation advocate.

With a room full of debate trophies from his high school and college days, 12 published books and a thriving multigenerational family farm, he draws on a lifetime of food, farming and fantasy to entertain and inspire audiences around the world. He’s as comfortable moving cows in a pasture as he is addressing CEOs in a Wall Street business conference.

In addition to penning an exclusive weekly column for Manward Financial Digest, Salatin is the editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer,  the granddaddy of catalysts for the grass farming movement. He also writes numerous guest articles for Acres U.S.A. and other publications.

A frequent guest on radio programs and podcasts targeting preppers, homesteaders and foodies, Salatin’s practical, can-do solutions and passionate soliloquies for sustainability offer everyone food for thought and plans for action.

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Mailbag: Waste Not, Want Not

Joel responds to a reader’s comments about the problems in the agriculture industry…


The Great Manipulation in Centralization

The Great Manipulation in Centralization

When we rely on sophisticated, multimillion-dollar infrastructure, we make tyranny possible.


How to Fix the Media and Get the Truth

How to Fix the Media and Get the Truth

Joel’s time at a local newspaper taught him a lot about how the media works.


How We’ve Created Fake Independence

How We’ve Created Fake Independence

Supply chain disruptions shed a new light on our freedoms.


The Real Purpose of Gov’t Oversight

The Real Purpose of Gov’t Oversight

Most Americans have been duped into thinking that licensing, standards and oversight are about safety and protection.


Free Money: The Worst Kind of Help

Free Money: The Worst Kind of Help

Handing out money with no strings attached comes with big consequences.


It’s Not a Choice Between Liberty and Safety

It’s Not a Choice Between Liberty and Safety

Choice is at the heart of liberty. That’s why allowing the government to make decisions for us is so dangerous…


How to Build a Resilient Economy

How to Build a Resilient Economy

There’s a big difference between being efficient and being resilient.


Biden’s Latest Executive Order Gets It All Wrong

Biden’s Latest Executive Order Gets It All Wrong

Biden’s latest executive order aims to help farmers… but it’s all wrong. Here’s what should be done instead.


The Noose of Gov’t Oversight Is Getting Tighter

The Noose of Gov’t Oversight Is Getting Tighter

When tyranny becomes too much to bear, people go underground to find ways around it.