MFA Companies has made its largest investment in a single project for the construction of a grain shuttle facility in Caldwell County, Missouri.
The $30 million facility will have permanent storage capacity for two million bushels of grain and the capacity for an additional 1.5 million bushels of temporary grain storage. The facility will be able to move 60,000 bushels of grain per hour and the rail facility will entail a 110-car shuttle that can hold 420,000 bushels of corn or 380,000 bushels of soybeans.
The grain handling facility will be very beneficial to the farmers as they harvest their crops,” said Caldwell County Commissioner, Bud Motsinger. “Having a facility of this size and capability with the rail access will definitely expedite their delivery of grain and allow them more time to get back to the field to harvest.”
Area farmers currently ship grain to Arkansas, Oklahoma, and eastern Texas to serve the poultry industry, however the new facility will open up new markets in Arizona, California, and New Mexico.
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