Earlier this spring, MFA Inc., a grain marketing and farm supply cooperative based in Columbia, Missouri, U.S., said it had formed a joint venture with MFA Oil Co., a farmer-owned energy supply cooperative, to build the facility on the Union Pacific Railroad.
At that time, MFA said the facility would consist of 2 million bushels of permanent storage and 1.5 million bushels of temporary storage along with a loop rail siding to accommodate a 110-railroad car shuttle unit.
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“Our goal is to provide products and services” to the co-op’s farmers, Craig Childs, senior vice-president for MFA’s Agri Services Division, told News-Pressnow.com. “It was identified there was a need for a grain-handling facility in the area. ... It’s to serve farmers in Northwest Missouri. I anticipate it will have a 100-mile draw.”
The facility will include three 80-foot diameter grain silos and one 60-foot silo. The 80-foot silos each will have a 560,000-bushel capacity, while the 60-foot silo will be able to hold 316,000 bushels.
Additionally, the facility will be able to receive two separate lanes of grain shipments at a rate of 30,000 bushels per hour.