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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.

Let Hunger Drive You

Let Hunger Drive You

We’ve become a nation that never goes hungry. And that’s not good. Being hungry comes with all kinds of benefits, as Joel explains…


The Difference Between Reality and Truth

The Difference Between Reality and Truth

Is it worse to be exploited and know it… or to be exploited and not know it?


The Cure Is Far Worse Than the Disease With This Gov’t Program

The Cure Is Far Worse Than the Disease With This Gov’t Program

Workers’ comp no doubt started with good intentions… but Joel Salatin shows how it has evolved into a grand extortion scheme.


What’s Really to Blame for Rising Prices

What’s Really to Blame for Rising Prices

Too many folks are pointing their fingers in the wrong direction when it comes to rising prices and supply chain issues. Pay attention and the problem becomes clear.


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.


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.


A Question of Morality… and Liberty

A Question of Morality… and Liberty

In a recent debate, Joel made for an unusual adversary…


The Only Gift You Need This Year… the Gift of Independence

The Only Gift You Need This Year… the Gift of Independence

Here’s how to give yourself the gift of independence.


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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.