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Joel Salatin: The Rise Of Rogue Food

Adam Taggart
August 7th, 2018
PeakProsperity
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This article was originally published by Adam Taggart at PeakProsperity.com

This week, we welcome back Joel Salatin to the podcast. Labeled by The Washington Post as “the most famous farmer in America”, Joel has spent his career advocating for sustainable farming practices and pioneering models that show how food can be grown and raised in ways that are regenerative to our topsoils, more humane to livestock, produce much healthier & tastier food, and contribute profitably to the local economy.

Who wouldn’t want that?

Well, the government and Big Ag for starters. Joel refers to himself as a ‘lunatic farmer’ because so many of the changes he thinks our food system needs are either illegal under the current law or mightily resisted by the deep-pocketed corporations controlling production and distribution.

And this anti-competitive restriction and stifling of small sustainable food producers is only getting worse. While dismayed at this, Salatin finds hope in the burgeoning rebellion of the “rogue food” resistance breaking out:

I’m not optimistic at all about where the government and all its bureaucracy is headed. It is getting more and more stifling. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that Obama put through, it’s absolutely stifling. It’s size prejudicial. It’s putting an inordinate price pressure on smaller producers. That’s a fact all the way across the board. And the cost of compliance is escalating — the amount of paperwork, the amount of licensing, the amount of testing and procedural stuff that’s happening on farms — is through the roof.

So on the federal level, I think it’s getting worse. Now, I think what’s happening on the local level, the other thing that’s a pushback that’s happened, is what’s now known as the food sovereignty movement. And that started in 2015 maybe, two or three years ago in Sedgewick, Maine. And that was a township that passed a half page food sovereignty law that said, in our township if a neighbor wants to do food commerce with another neighbor it’s none of the governments business and no bureaucrat has to be involved. So if you want to come to my house, look around, smell around, and operate as freedom of choice, as voluntary adults, as consenting adults – and I’m using very strong language here – to practice your freedom of choice, then two consenting adults should be able to engage in food commerce without a bureaucrat being involved. Well, very quickly six other townships in Maine took up the mantra and passed the regulation, the law, as well.

Then, of course, Maine pushed back and said, no, you can’t do that. And it continued to build in Maine until finally the legislature and the governor passed it and said, okay, if a township wants to do that it’s okay with us. Well, then, the USDA quickly responded and said we’re going to pull all of your federally inspected slaughter houses and food processing plants. Maine, you won’t be able to sell to anybody because the federal government is pulling out if you do this. Then the governor called an emergency session. They went back in, and it’s still being negotiated. It’s a big hoo-ha. Believe me, there are a lot of us around the country that are watching what’s going on in Maine, and we’re very interested in it.

And if that were duplicated around the country it would almost be like local food secession. There’s a place to say, at some level, we should be able to engage in food commerce at our own risk and our own freewill. And that is definitely gaining momentum. We see it in the expansion of the Farm-to-consumer Legal Defense Fund, which is essentially a home-schooled legal defense association for food. In two years, they’ve grown from a network of collaborating attorney’s in something like 5 states to collaborating attorneys in 40 states. That’s phenomenal growth for a little non-profit organization.

And so as attorneys find out about how little farmers get treated by SWAT teams that come in and confiscate their food and different things like that, there’s a backlash to it. And now the beauty of the internet is that these things can be documented on iPhones. People can see the bureaucrat, the SWAT teams coming in and throwing out the perfectly good food from a freezer. They can see the raid; they can see people’s rights being violated. And so there is definitely a backlash. It’s a food freedom backlash in the country, and I’ve been an advocate of this all my life. I’ve always said when Americans become as interested in defending their right to acquire the food of their choice as they are the gun of their choice, we’re going to have a whole different food paradigm in this country.

Rogue food is on the rise. One of the most successful examples in the in country is in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s a food club that operates essentially under the same kind of a charter as a golf country club. It’s not public, it’s completely private. If you’re not a member you can’t go play in that club or on that course. And so what this is is a dues paying, nonpublic, members-only food exchange model. And these guys in Louisville actually have a store front and everything in there is illegal. I mean, they got everything from raw milk to homemade pepperoni. I mean, it’s all illegal. And nobody can touch them because it’s a private club.

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  1. Shinobi_Togakure says:

    Funny, it used to be that the term “consenting adults” referred to agreeable sex between two (or more) people. Now, it’s about whether or not it’s legal to pick up some organic squash from your neighbor!!! Sheesh. :-\

  2. rellik says:

    “The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)” Probably put a lot of farmers out of business. I think Nail was one of them.
    I priced out Farm Insurance. For my crops, whole white pineapple, pineapple and Banana chips, eggs, avocados, whole beef, beef jerky, and whole pigs. Insurance was absolutely through the sky high and un-affordable.
    So I “black market” it through insured Farmers market people, barter with local markets, eg. Pineapples for butter, or sell it direct, informally for cash.
    The real problem is lawsuits and the need to protect yourself from being sued. I don’t produce a lot, certainly not enough to make a living off of, I produce way more than I can eat, but not enough to pay the increased insurance costs over a standard homeowners policy.
    Small farmers have it rough, my hat’s off to them!
    .

  3. JayJay says:

    Here in Kentucky, we still have farmer’s markets everywhere.

  4. CabinFever says:

    Joel, you need t-shirts that say Rogue Food

    I’m serious. Probably need a trademark. I’d wear one.

  5. TharSheBlows says:

    Stock up what you can, 2 years of canned food if possible. It would really suck being hungry. Double up when on sale and put it back for that rainy day month or lean year a coming. Also I highly suggest getting a couple of metal trash cans with tight lids and putting back some cracked corn, to attract wild life as that will quickly be hunted. Right now as I type, a fawn and her mother and 2 turkeys are out my door about 20 to 30 yards away. Its my future wild life food plot. Low maintenance and fun to watch. Maybe dinner and a few months of meals by next year. Got your snares, traps, cross bow and plenty of razor tipped bolts put back? Stealthy Silence is Golden, better than a loud bang that attracts attention.

  6. grandee says:

    We still have local farmers markets here in small town USA.

    Rogue food??

    is that like feral children (kids allowed to play outside w/o supervision)??

    sad state of affairs in this country.

  7. aljamo says:

    The FDA supports that people consume gmo foods. That is why no labeling system that reliably informs consumers just what is in the store bought food. Around these parts produce stands charge as much or more than grocery stores. Tomato and cucumber prices are ridiculous, it wasn’t that long ago that I could drive over to Ruskin and pick a bushel of either for the selling price of two pounds presently.

  8. kay123 says:

    Personally… I would want anyone selling food to be
    responsible for any contaminated goods.. or any
    bio (genetic alterations) of non natural foods.

    There are evil people in our world. What if they decide to
    target a specific group, race, or some other dumb action.
    What if they are unclean and infect the food with feces, handle
    dead chickens or the like then sell their product to unsuspecting
    victums?
    There are so many foods they could unknowingly sell that are
    poison like deer meat with “wasting disease” as in WI they call it.
    I read that is no less than “HOOF AND MOUTH” disease. It can cause
    dementia..DEMENTIA..among other things.
    How much roadkill would be sold???

    The temptation to give govmt …and big business the shaft….is tempting…
    but is it wise?
    How sanitary is your friends kitchen, handling and tools?
    If you don’t personally know, you could be foolish in eating their products.

    If you DO KNOW they are sanitary, safe, and quality….trade at your own risk
    and SHUT UP!! It is all about TRUST on both sides.

    The govmt is passing leathal, poisoned, food stamped USDA WHICH IS NOT
    CLEAN AND NATURAL.
    Glyphosates (round-up) exists in almost all of our foods….even ice
    creams!!! Anything with corn, soybeans, etc.,etc., are sprayed with chemicals.
    If manufacturers don’t claim it is free of GMO’s it ISN’T.

    GMO means Genitically Modifyed Organism which means ROUNDUP READY..

    That is why the factory farmers are so adamantly determined to
    NOT LABLE GMO’s as “not”a contaminant it their products.
    Pick your poison carefully.

  9. Old Guy says:

    Ive watched His videos. He has some good ideas. But don’t kid yourself he didn’t get wealthy farming. He runs a teaching farm and has interns. He get paid for speaking engagements. And much he stated is out right lies. He has a U Tube video where he tells how to make big money raising pastured pigs on 20 acres. And does some math. At the end he projects you will sell a fed hog weighing 220 pounds for $600.00 Not true about 65 cents per pound is the top price for finished hogs. you will not be able to get enough customers who would pay extra for organic pork. His methods are labor intensive. but he gets free labor from interns who pay for the privilege of working for him. Kinda arrogant know it all who thinks he is so much smarter that everyone else.

    • Backstay says:

      You are a troll, most likely a paid one. I sell my hogs for more than $600 each and have a waiting list. The cost to raise an organic hog is about $3.60 per pound. 65 cent per pound pork has been fed garbage. Go ahead and put that in your body. My pigs get to dig in the dirt. My cows get to eat green grass in the pasture. My chickens love to clean the yard of bugs. I’ll stick to my own raised beef, pork and chicken. Raising healthy food isn’t cheap, but the health care costs of eating big AG food isn’t cheap either. Pay for one or the other.

    • Phoenix says:

      Try $3/pound for a finished hog, cut and wrapped, if not more! That’s pastured and organic, of course. That’s also here in Canada. Joel is not wrong; I have a business plan built on his method for pastured poultry; if I could only get the loan and the land, I’d profit $72,000/year (net) off of 10,000 birds/year, and that’s with the exorbitant costs of organic feed, having it shipped, plus shipping to the inspected processing facilities etc… And I have customers, waiting…

  10. Plan twice, prep once says:

    I know this is off topic, but it’s annoying me endlessly.

    We are seeing massive droughts and heat across the US and Europe.

    Meanwhile China has been open about operating the biggest cloud seeding program and weather modification in the world in an effort to make it rain in China’s dry and arid areas. China brags they have been achieving their goals. They are growing food where they never could before.

    If China is draining the sky’s of moisture, it goes without saying solar gain elsewhere will be higher, and rainfall lower. There is a balance in all things. Changing the ballance of nature, causes nature to rebel.

    Of course the left and MSM ignore China’s massive weather modification experiment, only to blame the problem on Global warming. Another manufactured crisis.

  11. JayJay says:

    Not global warming–blame the planes in the sky spraying chemicals.

  12. Maranatha says:

    Our ancestors for an indeterminate amount of time lived in tiny tribes as hunter-gatherers because of limited food and an inability to regularly grow food and a lack of being able to preserve food.

    And fire was invented by fireplows and handdrills, then mouthdrills, then cordage to make bowdrills.

    Then fire hardened spears. Then flintknapping of spear points. Then mortar and pestle. Then the atl-atl to hunt at a range up to a football field even more to take down even wolly mammoths.

    Some wild things were edible. Some gathered things broke your thirst. Some clothed you. Some wild things could make other useful things like cordage. Some were able to heal. And the first tools were invented like gourds made into canteens and hollow bamboo made light canteens. And fire could be carried as embers.

    Cooked food was better on the teeth and less people got sick when the food and water was cooked or boiled.

    And so, their numbers were small and in winter, the weak died like the aged, the infirm, or the very young. And the tribes followed the game animals and overwintered in areas with known water and firewood. That strictly limited where people could live.

    Then miraculously agriculture was invented. The first farmers bolstered the food supply by herding. The first farmers could read the stars and calculated seasons and read the signs for weather. The first farmers knew which seeds could be planted and where and how much rain was needed and which soil was fertile and which was not.

    The first bows and arrows were invented. And the mysteries of pottery arose as clay put on fish and meat to cook it hardened. And kilms were made and they understood that soil had sand, clay, and humus in it. And if you immersed soil in water, it seperated by settling in layers. And so clay was gathered from river banks. And acorns left in these riverbanks did not need the copious amounts of boiled water to remove the tannins.

    Clay allowed ovens and used less firewood. Baking food normalized to roast meat and cook porridge evolved to grinding grains and making first flatbreads. Then some fermented and were baked as bread loaves.

    And water was extremely important especially through rainfall, but to a lesser extent through rivers. And trade could be established through rivers and fishing and travel. And shells that were rare could be valuble and currency was invented. And jewelry was invented by making drill tools and bone and beading linked with cordage made necklaces and pendants.

    And fur trading began and salt collecting from those who lived by the ocean and close to salt flats, then traveled on rivers and animals then traded it. And by fire and tools to scrape then dugout canoes were invented. Outriggers that had a floating stabilizer were invented. And rudders and fire hardened paddles made.

    And plants and animals could be hunted or harvested and trapped. And they could be preserved by drying if the fat was removed. And the fat produced more liveliness as energy so the people were not so hungry and therefore they could do more work. And lamps were created by collecting oils from plants and animals, and by compression, they were extracted and rendered from animals. And so the people had light in the darkness.

    And since there were more people in the tribe, and there was light, they build shelters instead of living in caves and burrows. And burrows could be reinforced by timber from the trees and bolstered with rock. And water could be diverted and wells dug and canals to irrigate. And engineering began. And mathematics began. Tunneling and escavation begins to be extensive though in some places like in Turkey and Croatia is began far earlier.

    And living in debris huts, in trees,in wigwams, in tipis, etc happened. Some lived in sod homes. Wattle and daub was invented by mixing clay with manure with the reinforced weaved branches. The first cabin-like structures are seen. Snowcaves and then igloos were invented.

    And some studied all these things and signs and created a mechanism to maintain culture. And it was more than animism and trying to control the sacred hunt. And religion began as intercession and art and shamanism.

    And when shamanism began, the first medicine began. Now the science of nutrition and preventative medicine and massage and exercise and clean water and the collection of wild herbs and the cultivation of herbs began to become a systemic way of increasing the tribal size and maintaining their numbers so they had enough agriculture workers and warriors.

    And leadership began to train all to do ancestral skills, fight off raiders, raise up intelligent planning of agriculture, engineering, war, and shamanism, and trade.

    And chiefs began to raise up a mechanism to choosing artisans, scouts, shaman, warriors, and chiefs while all tanned hides, made traps, dug wells, hunted, raised crops and herds, etc.

    And music arose by artisans using multiple wild harvested materials and clay and horn and drums from hides and flutes were invented.

    And shields. And bracers and cloth and leather armor. Sails made of hide. Very strong bows were made by heat treating wood and reshaping of water buffalo horn and lamination of sinew placed on bows added resiliance. The first compound bows and specialized arrows by straightening and fletching became more uniform and melting of hooves to get glue. And the range of arrows got longer and dependable. So ballistics was invented.

    Slingers were organized and were made of cordage and belting and had dependable ballistics were more uniform projectiles.

    Specialization had begun and the tribe was richer and stronger.

    And some had horses and that meant cavalry could outflank infantry. And the hammer and anvil tactic was invented. The combination of mass, velocity (technically acceleration)of horse and rider created an overwhelming FORCE that could suddenly overwhelm the infantry by simultaneously attacking the sides and rear of the enemy’s infantry while their shock troops focused first a distributed attack from the front. Then later concentrated shock troops focused attack bolstered and broke the enemy coupled with lesser but dependable infantry.

    Greek phalanyx tactics begin.

    Real swords were made that were durable versus earlier bronze methods. Very strong helmets were curved so blows glances and the head protected in a robust defensuve manner.

    Then the Roman legionaires totally altered the infantry with pilums which were javelins that bent once thrown, so they couldn’t be thrown back by their enemies. And the weaker soldiers, the hastati were in the front. The seasoned principes were in the second groups who then threw pilums while the hastati fought with swords largely using thrusting instead of slashing techniques. Then the triarii were battle hardened TOUGH as NAILS professional soldiers in the third group would crush the unprofessional enemy in stages. And the Triarii scared the heck out of the enemy tribes.

    And this allowed the first sciences to truly exist.

    Then the dark ages happened as overwhelming brute ignorant raiders overran effete Romans who had begun to sneer at professional soldiers coupled with the extreme decadence of Roman urbanization coupled with loss of cultural identity by adopting other tribal practices. Rome was broken from within and without through DIVERSITY.

    But the Celts began making superior swords and some limited better armor.

    And this all persisted for 12,000 years underlying chiefdoms, republics, democracy, tribalism, medievalism, monarchies, oligarchies, until the nineteenth century.

    The preponderance of all society was RURAL and based upon agriculture but had vassalage and centralized government to create money, loans, control trade, diplomacy, fight wars, raise up soldiers, have physicians, have artisans, scientists (first as magisters), guildsmen, merchants,navies, explorers, etc.

    And then MORONS in the urban areas preached that the intelligensia rejected agriculture. At this point human civilization that had all utilized agriculture, now began a two tier social seperation between classes.

    In some areas like the samurai, the vassals were forced to maintain two houses, one in the chiefdom vassal region, and one in the centralized region. This started to bankrupt them by design to weaken their military power and created chaos as vassals no longer held hereditary ownership of the land, but were subject to a shogun who could effectively remove them from power.

    In medieval Europe, this had happened earlier by forced living at court which was the centralized power structure but became a common practice during the Renaissance. And those who stayed in the rural regions as vassals were marginalized and not chosen for political positions.

    Once when I young and stupid, over 40 years ago, a real man told me that “there are no free men any more.” This made me angry as I considered myself a freeman. But he was right because with the extreme specialization and urbanization in the 20th century, humanity had totally dismissed the very ancestral skills that were honed since man created fire and had lasted for 12,000 years through agriculture.

    That is when my youthful and teen experiences with ancestral living became my passion and I imagined a future where few could pick up a tool and know what it was for. Yet we first became awakened human beings when we created the first tool.

    Millenials are the end result of couch potato parenting that culminates after the inititiation of MTV so idiots no longer have attention spans and willingly seek oblivion through DISTRACTION, and now must be connected and stimulated with useless irrelevant data streams.

    It’s a death instinct sabotage by embracing useless vicarious living through worthless entertainment. That began with radio serials, then film, then television, and now bombards us in an unrelenting manner 24/7.

    This why millennials total disregard ancestral skills and cannot contemplate anything like spirituality, philosophy, and contemplation. The doom is upon us NOW. Why? Because now they not only know what a hammer is, but how to start a fire, especially without matches.

    Millennials are so devolved that they cannot use the very essential ancestral skill. And even worse, they make no distinction between male and female.

    • Stuart says:

      Thanks for the world history lesson. A great example of why Twitter limits post length.

      • Maranatha says:

        Yeah, moron, I see it went past your puny mind. Literally ALL of human history for 12,000 years was about agriculture being an essential series of ancestral skills. And the primary purpose was to raise food and gather wild plants and creatures.

        • Stuart says:

          Mighty Christian of you.
          Mighty misleading name also.

          • Maranatha says:

            This is what typically happens when you cast pearls before swine.

            Bible > KJV > Matthew 7
            ◄ Matthew 7 ►
            King James Bible

            Do Not Judge

            (Luke 6:37-42; Romans 14:1-12)

            1Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

            6Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

            If you are not a Christian, you’re just a rebellious cur who is unsaved and the Bible will make zero sense to you.

  13. Philosopher Deplorabilis says:

    Maine should tell the USDA to f*ck off. Would be the smartest move they could make. Tell the federal government to shove it and get the hell out.

  14. Beaumont says:

    In my immediate area, there used to be pastures of cereals and cattle, orchards, and streams. Why did they build it over, I wondered. More mouths than hamburgers.

    History records that the ground just quit producing.

    If you prepare that same ground, grow the same seeds and scraps, that come from the store, you get a completely different kind of produce, with strong flavor and richer colors.

    They move the ghetto, out here. There is literal styrofoam in the new, architectural elements, and it starts to return to nature in five years. The sewer system is obviously overloaded, obviously, and, in inclement weather, the power lines have a hot, old electronics smell.

    Don’t put your life in the hands of these people. Don’t be grateful, because what have they done.

  15. OttoH says:

    We lived centuries without govt agencies, we can do it again….

  16. Maranatha says:

    For the preponderance of human history, what is labeled “rogue food”today was the standard of local trade between villagers. Is there anyone who thinks human beings traded money or currency when they had fruit or vegetables or meat or milk that was accetable as barter?

    You have been conditioned to think that you must not barter when in fact, barter historically was most common whenever possible. Only wealthy people used coin and likely urban wealthy people.

  17. If you look up the word “rogue” there are several meanings including “dangerous”.
    Who wants dangerous food?

    If you register as a formal club, the government knows where to go, and who is doing what.
    Like the feds arresting Cancer patients in the early days of the weed war, before it became normal.

    _

  18. Maranatha says:

    If you were to look at all factors, like amount of growing seasons, rainfall, security, temprate weather, lack of urbanization, lack of ethnic divisions, lack of nuclear reactors, rivers, aquifers, suitability for livestock, fish, wild bird like turkeys, deer, feral pigs, rabbits, squirrels, abundant wild edibles, inexpensive land, natural resources like coal and oil, prevalence of gun ownership, etc. Then Kentucky and some parts of Indiana are the places where you could reasonably hold out if the SHTF.

    The only negative is possibly being affected by a New Madrid earthquake.

    Otherwise it is IDEALLY located due to access to the Ohio river leading to the Mississippi River. That means river trade by barges now that are established, but under disaster conditions by keelboats and flatboats just like history.

    We have the best horses in America in Kentucky.

    I really should not encourage you,but it is my Christian duty to do so.

    West of the Mississippi is drought prone. Yes, the population density is better but there are all manner of negatives.

    Look at any population density map. If the SHTF, those in Florida are doomed as well as the Atlantic seaboard other than Maine. And those fleeing folks have nearly no chance of coming as far as the Appalachian chain of mountains and hills. Those folks are the tip of the spear.

    This shields Kentucky. The only problem regions are Louisville and Lexington due to urbanization and being Democrat strongholds. In my opinion, they will destroy themselves far before they can get to where I am.

    If serious about homesteading, and if not concerned by the New Madrid, you might look at Paducah, KY. It has very low population density. Bowling Green is a fine place but has no access to the Ohio. The Land Between the Lakes is pristine.

    The closer you are to Eastern Kentucky, the more likely Louisville and Lexington affect you OR fleeing Horde folks from the Atlantic Seaboard.

    Pikeville has an osteopathic medical college so that ensures medical assistance and since inception helped the people of Appalachia. But the mountain people despise outsiders as interlopers. It would seriously take 20 years to earn them as friends.

    Maybe some parts of Tennessee would have similar attributes. However you have to expect far more ethnic tension.

  19. Maranatha says:

    Look at this population density map. By studying it, you know the most likely population migration patterns of fleeing people.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gL59uIJScr8/Ts1J_D6q1KI/AAAAAAAABEs/HovKXX4Jn5E/s1600/US+Population+Density.png
    Some parts of Kentucky are ideally located considering everything I wrote versus population density.

    In addition, the three times that Yellowstone erupted, it did not harm Kentucky.

    I know of no place in America that is better suited and I have studied this for over 40 years. Go farther north and the climate is not ideal and has too many people. Go farther west and you risk issues. Go farther south and population density increases and ethnic tension. The East is for fools, Democrat bastions, and the Horde lacking any semblance of ancestral skills.

    Kentucky in the rural regions is full of folks with ancestral skills.

  20. Maranatha says:

    https://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/map-power-reactors.html
    Note the lack of nuclear reactors in Kentucky. Back in history, there was a gas diffusion facility though near Paducah.

    You have to take that in consideration as under SHTF conditions, you do not want to live next door to Fukushima.

    http://imagenesde.co/us-nuclear-missile-silo-map-nuclear-missile-sites-in-us/us-nuclear-missile-silo-map-nuclear-missile-sites-in-us-refrence-active-us-missile-silos-map-nuclear-missile-sites-in-us-inspirationa/
    Now if it gets nuclear, then we do have some ICBM sites and Louisville and Lexington would be secondary target sites. Evansville IN would be a tertiary site primarily due to the pharmaceutical industry.

    And we have an aging chemical weapons facility at Richmond, KY.

  21. Maranatha says:

    https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/gfx/news/hires/2009/earthquake-damage.jpg
    Here is a map of earthquake damage in 1811 due to the New Madrid with most of Western Kentucky getting light damage and Eastern Kentucky getting very light damage.

  22. Maranatha says:

    https://4aa2dc132bb150caf1aa-7bb737f4349b47aa42dce777a72d5264.ssl.cf5.rackcdn.com/map_kentucky300_2.jpg
    Note the rich agriculture in Western Kentucky that is suitable for gardening, corn and field corn, soybeans, fruit trees and bushes, strawberries, tobacco, raising horses and cattle, obviously goats and sheep, etc. There is plenty of fish here and aquaculture. A guy could easily feed his family on turtles, frogs, catfish, and smoked carp.

    If we could raise tea and rice, we would be ideal. A smart fella could do both.

  23. These things happen only because the American people do not read the US Constitution. No where within it was the general (federal) government given authority over food, farming, water, etc. Go read it and you will know EXACTLY what LAWFUL authority the general government has.

    Publius Huldah: “…, our Constitution authorizes the federal government to handle the following objects for the Country at Large:

    — Military Defense,
    — International Commerce & Relations;
    — Control Immigration & Naturalization of new citizens;
    — Domestically, to create a Uniform Commercial System: — Weights & Measures, Patents & Copyrights, Money based on gold & silver, Bankruptcy Laws, Mail Delivery & some Road Building; and
    — With some of the amendments, Secure Certain Civil Rights, written and unwritten.

    As stated in the 10th Amendment, all others powers are reserved by the States OR The People….”

    If you have read that list you now know that those who serve within the general (federal) government has NO LAWFUL authority over farming, growing, water, food, education, etc, etc, etc.

  24. Maranatha says:

    If Kentucky sounds interesting, then Morgansfield and Murray and Paducah are all like Mayberry RFD and visiting them reminds you of the fifties. It’s refreshing. Bowling Green is more crowded but many rural folks live nearby and go there for various reasons on a monthly basis.

    The Mammoth Cave and Land Between the Lakes regions are idyllic.

    My favorite spot is magnificent in terms of wild edibles being abundant but I would never say where as it is so unspoiled.

    Davis county is okay and then visiting Owensboro monthly.

    Bardstown has a lot going for it. It’s typically rated very high. That’s bourbon country.

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