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Joel Salatin: "Chinese company being subsidized to encourage a soil destructive scheme is both unconscionable and myopic.”

Virginia farmer tears up Tranlin paper deal

RICHMOND, Va. — A leader in Virginia’s “sustainable agriculture” movement says an incoming Chinese paper-and-fertilizer plant is anything but.

And he accuses politicians of squandering tax dollars on the venture.

“To use taxpayer funding to attract a business predicated fundamentally on an anti-ecology premise indicates both political and societal rape of nature’s template,” Joel Salatin said.

Salatin, owner of Polyface Farms in the Shenandoah Valley, said plans by Tranlin Inc. to convert farm field “waste” into paper and fertilizer go against the grain of long-term land use.

“In a properly functioning agricultural system, wheat straw, peanut hulls and corn fodder would never be a ‘waste stream.’ Nature intends this carbon to feed the soil on site, either through direct residue application or via compost as livestock bedding,” he said.

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And thanks to fellow DP member StillWater

for showing me Salatin.

The man's passion emits from his speeches/classes. Watch one video, I dare you.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

I dare you.

I dare you.

Joel is my hero..

discovered him here on the DP I believe, and still have plans to some day finish my own 60 acre version of Salatin Farms.


Watch one video, I dare you.

I've watched every video I have found

that deals with Joel or his farm. We 'borrowed' their design to make my daughter her first 'eggmobile'.

I've studied everything Joel

I've studied everything Joel does. I've spoken to him personally on the phone.

Ironically I came to know about him one day when he was interviewed on CNBC of all places. So I Googled him and called him.

Not only is he extremely knowledgeable but his farming methods blow away the dollar yield per acre of traditional farming.

He is a great treasure of information and practical application.

Glad to hear you and your daughter put his concept to work.