Members of Congress visit Blue Springs Egg Farm
October 31, 2023
MERCERSBURG, Penn. – Lawmakers from Pennsylvania and Michigan got an inside look at Blue Springs Egg Farm on Friday, as they toured the sustainable cage-free egg-laying facility.
Representatives of Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, the fourth-generation family business that operates Blue Springs, were on hand to discuss the state of agriculture in the United States with lawmakers and show the innovations Herbruck’s has made to the poultry industry.
“We are grateful for opportunities to share information and showcase the innovation happening at Blue Springs Egg Farm, as well as our sustainability efforts,” said Derek Stoy, environmental, health and safety engineer at Blue Springs Egg Farm. “It is always a pleasure to remind people of where our eggs come from, and the economic impact Blue Springs has on our entire region.”
U.S. Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson of Pennsylvania, who is also chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture and U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar of Michigan, alongside Congressional staff, toured the expansive Blue Springs Egg Farm grounds and facilities.
Herbruck’s leadership discussed the $100 million economic impact that Blue Springs Egg Farm, which began operations in 2022, has on Franklin County. The facility incorporates leading sustainability practices and utilizes the most innovative technology in the poultry industry.
Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, which is based in Saranac, Michigan, is the largest egg producer in the Great Lakes state and also has locations in Indiana and Pennsylvania.