Energy Extras



CFC Recommends Cenex® Premium Diesel Fuels

By Gerry Crawford, Energy Sales

Diesel-powered equipment gets more sophisticated each year.  That’s why, as a CFC Energy Sales Specialist, I recommend using Cenex® Premium Diesel Fuels.  Not only do they regularly outperform conventional #2 diesel in lab, field and road tests, they’ve recently been enhanced to optimize performance in modernized diesel engines.

Cenex is committed to keeping up with the demands of new technology – as they have been for nearly 80 years.  That’s why, when diesel engine manufacturers changed their designs to meet new EPA standards, Cenex Premium Diesel Fuels were enhanced with a special new additive.  This advanced additive prevents many of the problems experienced when using a #2 diesel fuel in modern diesel engines, such as injector damage, filter clogging, power loss, poor starting, engine failures and costly repairs.  As a result, Cenex Premium Diesel Fuels are the only fuels on the market today that address these issues.

What’s more, Cenex Premium Diesel Fuels have proven to deliver up to 5% better fuel efficiency and 4.5% more power than standard #2 diesel.  Plus, their specially formulated additive package protects vital engine parts for reduced wear, maintenance and downtime. In fact, Cenex Premium Diesel Fuels have 10-15% better lubricity than standard fuel.

No wonder Cenex Ruby  Fieldmaster is covered by the best warranty in agriculture – the Total Protection Plan® warranty, providing up to 10 years or 10,000 hours of coverage.  (Visit for more information or to enroll.)

By using Cenex Premium Diesel Fuels, you’re investing in your equipment’s performance and life span. Regular diesel may get the job done in the short term, but only Cenex Premium Diesel Fuels have been proven to extend engine life by preventing corrosion, rust and varnish buildup that can damage fuel pumps and injectors.

To learn more, visit or contact CFC at 605-425-2691.



Budget Heating Program

By Scott Chase, Energy Department Manager

As we turn the calendar to June it’s amazing to think that we are halfway through the 2022 year. With that we need to start looking ahead to the coming propane season. Central Farmers offers a budget program that assists people with their propane expense. In the May mailing customers should have received a pamphlet explaining the break down for the budget heating program. We encourage customers to take advantage of this program to provide peace of mind and consistent payment costs.

The CFC budget plan locks in your pricing even if the market price rises. The company is looking out for the best interest of the patrons and encourage anyone to stop by and ask questions. Also, as a valued customer we keep safety in mind by monitoring the regulators and performing leak checks. New customers need to be present at the time of the first propane deliver. Following state codes and insurance mandates a system inspection and leak check will be performed. Drivers will provide and review safety information and explain the operating system. Thank you to all the current customers that take advantage of the budget program, and we encourage many more to sign up before June 24, 2022, for the plan.




Fuel Storage Tank Size

By Gerry Crawford, Energy Sales

It finally feels like spring is around the corner. With a good general rain throughout our trade area over the last week, we are seeing optimism from our customers. As the farmers work to get the seed in the ground and the contractors work to get their road work done and buildings built, the need for fuel is at a high level.

CFC is blessed to have a full crew of motivated refined fuel and propane delivery drivers. With the busy spring and fall deliveries we would like to visit about tank storage size with our customers. Depending on the operation, fuel storage ideally should be 3 to 4 fills per year. Historically it has been a beneficial price to fill your tanks midwinter late December through February, and again early to midsummer June or July.

We have some customers that should consider updating to newer larger tanks. Some of these tanks are overhead gravity flow and are under 500-gallon capacity. As we move forward, for the safety of our drivers, we want to encourage converting these overhead tanks to ground level tanks. We have a complete inventory of tanks, pumps, and accessories. We have tank sizes 300, 560, 1000, and 2000 in inventory. We’re able to order larger sizes if a customer is interested.

Since we are talking about fuel storage tanks, we would like to remind you that it is important to perform tank maintenance every 6 months. Proper fuel storage tank practices such as draining or pumping the water out are essential in maintaining the viability of cleaner diesel. If you have questions, CFC can help you determine if there is water at the bottom of your fuel tanks.  We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. Have a safe spring.




CFC's Safety & Delivery Policies

As a valued propane customer, your safety is our main concern.
We would like to make you aware of our delivery policies.
Our policies follow the National Fire Protection Association mandates, state codes, insurance requirements
and the CFC credit policies.
We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you this coming season.
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 Energy Staff

Scott Chase
Energy Department Manager
Cell: 605-661-4896
Gerry Crawford
Energy Sales
Cell: 605-460-1176
Brad Dykes
Propane Truck Driver
Cell: 605-212-8261
 Ron Pietz
Scotland Shop Manager
Cell: 605-583-2221