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Help Us Change the Misleading "Product of USA" label policy for Imported Meat Products

Help Us Change the Misleading "Product of USA" label policy for Imported Meat Products

Folks, Quick reminder that the public comment deadline for the voluntary Country of Origin labeling policy for inspected meat and egg products is June 10th! Below we’ve summarized the proposed rule change and written a suggested comment to post!  Comment by June 10th to help us change the current policy. As it stands now, the policy allows companies (ie multinational meat conglomerates with international supply chains) to import cheaper meat from other countries, minimally reprocess and repackage it in the USA (ie. grind trimmings, cut steaks from primals, etc), and label it as “Product of the USA”. The result is artificially...

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John Jordan Proctor
mRNA Vaccines

mRNA Vaccines

mRNA Vaccines   We have been emailed and called several times by concerned customers over the past couple of weeks about the use of mRNA vaccines in our livestock. We wanted to make a quick statement regarding this issue.   Home Place Pastures does not use mRNA vaccines in any stage of production for any species of its livestock. We can comfortably commit to never using these vaccines in the future. Our program is rooted in providing livestock with what they need to be healthy and productive in a holistic, nature-based system (diverse, multispecies systems on pasture), as opposed to using...

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Home Place Pastures
Moldly Closets, Lost Dogs, and Broken Limbs: A Memorable Day at HPP

Moldly Closets, Lost Dogs, and Broken Limbs: A Memorable Day at HPP

I’m often asked, having an uncommon occupation, what my day to day is like. I usually answer with a quip about putting out fires, or I say, “they vary.” In describing a particularly memorable day below, I hope to offer some wisdom, or at the very least some commiseration for farmers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. Its taken me awhile to get around to writing this, but I’ve pieced the day back together from notes on my phone, text messages, and memory. It’s accurate and not embellished- scout's honor! Friday Oct 22nd, 2021. 4:30 am I met an employee at...

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Alison Schreuder
A Farmside Chat with Marshall

A Farmside Chat with Marshall

  In this post, we answer a couple of common questions, address a national and international meat policy and labeling issue, take a few jabs at the industry, and quote a mentor and a poet. We’ve broken this meandering journey into a Q and A to make it more digestible. Hope you enjoy- please email Marshall@homeplacepastures.com for any questions or follow up discussions!  What’s the history of the Home Place? The Bartletts have farmed the Home Place for a living for 5 generations, dating back to 1871.  Marshall Bartlett moved back to the farm and founded HPP in 2014. Before...

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