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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.

The Real Reason This Commodity Soared 59% in 2022

The Real Reason This Commodity Soared 59% in 2022

The ag sector pushes for bigger, bigger, bigger. But this way of thinking eventually collides with nature’s balance sheet. And we’re paying for it.


Nature and the Markets Abide by This Rule

Nature and the Markets Abide by This Rule

The market adjusts, adapts and adheres to changing information as surely as the sun rises in the morning. We just need to get out of the way.


Money in All the Wrong Places

Money in All the Wrong Places

No problem exists in our society because of a lack of money…


This Powerful Group Got It All Wrong… and We’re Paying for It

This Powerful Group Got It All Wrong… and We’re Paying for It

The best of intentions often take a wrong turn…


Free Market “Crimes”: If the Gov’t Isn’t Happy… No One Can Be Happy

Free Market “Crimes”: If the Gov’t Isn’t Happy… No One Can Be Happy

When two consenting adults come to a voluntary agreement, there should be no reason to interfere. But as Joel explains… that’s never how things work.


In Big Brother We Trust

In Big Brother We Trust

With each passing day, our society looks to government more and more as the arbiter of right and wrong. A recent court case is proof.


The Crucial Factor in Our Decision Making

The Crucial Factor in Our Decision Making

How we see the world determines how we make decisions… and they don’t always work out in our favor.


The Gov’t Doesn’t Like This Fix for Food Shortages

The Gov’t Doesn’t Like This Fix for Food Shortages

We don’t have a shortage of food. We have a shortage of freedom and imagination…


Walmart’s Plan to Save a Critical Part of the Market

Walmart’s Plan to Save a Critical Part of the Market

The old system is fraying around the edges. Almost nobody trusts their suppliers. Walmart has found a solution…


The Inconvenient Truth About Green Investing

The Inconvenient Truth About Green Investing

With environmental issues now all the investing rage, you can bet all sorts of schemes with dubious green benefits will be born. Joel reveals one such effort for what it really it.