Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) has launched a new summer service program to fight childhood hunger. The Drive to Feed Kids program will leverage existing food banks and in-school food pantries to deliver kid-friendly meals to underfed youth. The food is delivered through backpack programs and in-school pantries. “Hunger isn’t an […]
Nearly two decades ago, David Reed and his wife, Brenda, received a phone call from a fellow horse lover. She asked if they would take over as coordinators for a charity trail ride benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Reeds’ “yes” took them down a trail they never expected. […]
Much responsibility comes with jobs dedicated to reducing risks, protecting people and being a trustworthy steward of our environment, but it’s all in a day’s work for MFA Oil’s Department of Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S). The department manages the company’s 260 petroleum storage tank sites, and its primary objective […]
Diesel engines have come a long way since Rudolf Diesel first introduced his invention to the world in the late 19th century. Though it’s been more than 100 years since Diesel demonstrated his single-cylinder engine in 1897, many of the most significant advancements in diesel engine technology have occurred within […]
MFA Oil Company, a farmer-owned energy supply cooperative, announces it has acquired DeClerk LP Gas, Inc. in Pocahontas, Ark., effective June 21. DeClerk LP Gas has been in operation since 1938.
Farmers, industry representatives and media got their first glance inside the new MFA Hamilton Rail Facility with a two-day open house June 20 and 21.Under construction for the past year, the Rail Facility is MFA’s largest single investment in real dollars in any geographic region.
MFA Oil Acquires Propane Assets of Spring Hill Oil Company and Donated $50,000 to The Nathan Project
MFA Oil Company, a farmer-owned energy supply cooperative announces it has acquired the propane operations of Spring Hill Oil Company, an independent retailer based in Spring Hill, Kan., effective June 16. “This acquisition represents another major step into the Kansas market for our company,” says Jon Ihler, MFA Oil vice […]
MFA Oil Company announces it has donated $160,000 to Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization that provides emergency and other financial assistance to the families of U.S. military service members and veterans.
As a farmer-owned cooperative, we strive to make sure everything we do at MFA Oil is in service of the membership and meets your energy needs. On a day-to-day basis, this consists of negotiating with vendors to get the best combination of pricing and quality, watching world energy markets, conducting […]
President Donald Trump’s victory in the November election was fueled in large part by big wins he secured throughout rural America. Many farmers supported Trump and now they are cautiously optimistic their faith in the new commander in chief will be rewarded with policy that is more advantageous for agriculture. […]
New Ventures Mean New Revenue for Moreland Family Matt Moreland never dreamed pumpkins would have a place on his farm. He grew up raising dairy and beef cattle, corn, and soybeans with his father and uncle. Pumpkins did not even register on the list of possibilities. Now, pumpkins, strawberries and […]
Winter’s chill has no effect on plants growing in climate-controlled commercial greenhouses heated by propane. The warmth generated by propane-powered heaters keeps annual and perennial plants comfortable and unfazed by the cold throughout winter and early spring. This allows greenhouse operators to have their plants ready to go when planting […]
Grain Bin Entry is Risky Business Last fall’s record-breaking U.S. harvest of corn and soybeans has set the stage for “the perfect storm for more grain bin accidents in 2017,” according to Charles Ellis, a natural resources engineer with University of Missouri Extension. Across the country, grain bins are filled […]
Developing the next generation of leaders in agriculture grows more important every year as the average age of principal farm operators climbs higher. Data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture, the most recent, revealed farmers older than 65 years of age outnumber those under 35 by a ratio of six-to-one. […]
Ten years ago, not many farmers were talking about cover crops. That is not the case now, says Greg Luce, University of Missouri Extension corn specialist and research director for the Missouri Soybean Association and the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council. He invites farmers to take part in MU’s Missouri Strip […]
In baseball, if you manage to hit the ball three times out of 10 you are considered an all-star. If you manage to maintain that same average throughout your career, you might even have a shot at the hall of fame. Now imagine you got a hit seven out of […]
Employees are the heart and soul of a business. They are the most valuable assets any company possesses. That’s why the success of a company is often defined by its ability to put the right people in the right positions. The MFA Oil Board of Directors recognizes the important role […]
n early March, wildfires ravaged more than a million acres of land in Oklahoma and Kansas. MFA Oil is working with the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association to help the farmers and ranchers who were devastated by the fires by donating $5,000 in gift cards to reimburse fuel expenses for volunteers who […]