In the poultry industry, being “up with the chickens” isn’t an expression reserved exclusively for early mornings. It also means late nights, weekends, holidays and everything in between. Tammy and Richard Hale know this all too well—yet they wouldn’t change a thing. “The chickens are kind of like your kids […]
In October, MFA Oil delegate Mart Thaxton wrapped up his 42nd harvest on his farm in central Arkansas. Not bad for a guy who began his farming career without any agricultural experience. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I got out of school and jumped in without […]
For decades, the fight against weeds in Arkansas agriculture—barnyardgrass and Palmer amaranth, in particular—has been an ongoing war of attrition as weed populations gradually acquire resistance to one herbicidal chemistry after another. During this time, weed scientists and other experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have […]
Driving along the grassy levees separating a half-dozen goldfish ponds in central Arkansas, Landon Pool points out the paths too dangerous to traverse by pickup truck. Pool, a 30-year-old fish farmer, is surveying the land he purchased last year, making note of the eroding earthen walls and the work it […]
The only thing tougher than rice is the farmer who grows it. What would be the worst conditions for other crops makes the best environment for rice production. Rice thrives in heavy clay soils that retain water—the type of fields most growers try to avoid. “An old farmer once told […]
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.
MFA Oil Company has acquired select assets of Fuels & Supplies and Jim Woods Marketing, Inc. The sale includes propane operations in northeast Oklahoma and refined fuel/ tank wagon operations in northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma.
Poultry is big business in Arkansas. Nearly 6,000 Arkansas farms produce some type of poultry, including broilers, turkeys and egg-laying hens. Poultry is the state’s top agricultural product, accounting for $4.47 billion in cash receipts or 44.3 percent of the total for all agricultural sales in Arkansas. By far the […]
Columbia, Missouri – MFA Oil Company, the seventh largest propane retailer in the United States, announced that it has acquired Cunningham Propane, a family-owned propane retailer based in West Helena, Arkansas.