Why buy fuel from a cooperative?
Cooperatives sell energy for the same reasons they sell feed, seed and fertilizer: to ensure their members have access to the inputs and services they need to run their businesses. United Cooperative purchases propane, diesel fuel, gasoline and lubricants from Cenex, which is itself part of a farmer-owned cooperative with its own refineries in Kansas and Montana.
The ability to refine petroleum is a huge advantage for Cenex and for our member-owners. It helps ensure a steady, dependable supply of fuel for our customers regardless of geopolitical events or product shortages. Fuel and propane purchases are also eligible for patronage, or return of capital to our members.
Whether filling your farm equipment with Cenex premium ag diesel fuels from your on-farm tank, or your car with Cenex® TOP TIER™ Detergent Gasoline at one of our convenience stores, United Cooperative offers premium Cenex fuels and lubricants to power your large and small vehicles.
Cenex® Premium Diesel Fuels have been enhanced to support today’s diesel equipment technologies and ensure consistent performance in all engines, both on and off the road.
To learn more, click the link below or talk to one of our energy experts.
We’re with you when it comes to reducing maintenance costs. That’s why at United Cooperative we carry Cenex® premium lubricants, uniquely formulated to withstand the intense challenges of today’s high-tech engines. When you use Cenex lubricants and Cenex® Ruby Fieldmaster® premium diesel fuel together, you can enroll your equipment in the best warranty protection in all of agriculture—the Cenex® Total Protection Plan® warranty.
For your convenience, United Cooperative also offers bulk delivery of Cenex lubricants. Talk to us today to take advantage of timely delivery of high-performance lubricants and fuels.
Cenex Total Protection Plan
You’ve made a huge investment in your equipment and we understand that keeping your equipment running at peak performance is critical to your business. That is why we offer the Cenex Total Protection Plan® Warranty. A comprehensive risk management tool for your operation that keeps you in the field and provides you peace of mind.
- Covers a wide variety of equipment
- Extends original manufacturer’s warranty
- Transferable and no deductibles
- Limited operator burden of proof
Automated Fuel Delivery (AFD) Q&A
A fuel sensor and electronic tank monitoring system are installed in your fuel tank. When the fuel drops to a predetermined level, a refill signal goes to your fuel distribution center. A truck is automatically sent to fill your tank.
The short answer is: peace of mind. You will have fuel in your tank when you need it. With Automated Fuel Delivery, you’ll spend less time worrying, checking tanks and waiting for deliveries. You’ll also get added benefits like reduced price volatility and the ability to check tank levels and fuel use from an online portal.
There are three options:
- deferred - where you only pay for what you use during the month,
- upon delivery - where you pay for the load when delivered, and
- fixed-price contract - where you can lock in a price for the delivery or usage in advance of placing an order.
If you select deferred billing as your billing option, you will get the added benefit of average monthly pricing, where the price you pay for fuel is equal to the 30-day average price of fuel for the billing cycle in which you actually use the fuel. You don’t need to worry about where the market will go next or have to wait for the price to drop. Plus, you always have the option to own the fuel in your tank at any time if you like the current market price range.
No, the AFD program benefits all sizes of farms and commercial businesses. Regardless of size of the business or tanks, customers can take advantage of the benefits of AFD and always have a reliable supply of fuel without the hassle of checking tanks and ordering fuel.
Commercial businesses, farms, ranches and private homes can receive a variety of fuels, including CENEX RUBY FIELDMASTER®, CENEX ROADMASTER XL®, CENEX BIODIESEL FUELS, Cenex gasolines (unleaded), #1 and #2 seasonal diesel fuels and home heating fuels. Our fuels come direct from the terminal so you can know you are getting fresh fuel when delivered into your tanks.
Once enrolled in the program, you can check your tank levels and monitor fuel use and deliveries online 24/7 through a secure portal, or you can choose to receive an email when specific tank levels are passed.
First, your tanks will be profiled by an Energy Sales Specialist, meaning tanks are measured for exact size and GPS location, and products to be delivered are recorded. After setup, the monitor will begin sending readings to the distribution center.
There is no charge to convert to the Cenex Automated Fuel Delivery System. Equipment fees may apply.
Ag and Commercial Propane
Propane, also known as liquified petroleum gas (LP), is an American-made fuel that is used to power vehicles, grain dryers, irrigation engines, building/water heating, and standby generation. As a Cenex propane partner, United Cooperative provides quality propane that’s clean, efficient, reliable and affordable. Farm and business owners can count on this environmentally friendly, low-carbon fuel to meet their energy needs.
Take advantage of United Cooperative’s dependable supply and reliable service backed by:
- Over one million gallons of stored propane
- 24/7 Emergency Services; call 800-924-2991
- CETP-certified delivery specialists
- Back-up drivers and back-up delivery vehicles
For more information, call: 800-924-2991
You don’t have to be a farmer or commercial business to take advantage of clean, reliable liquified petroleum (LP) gas. If you don’t have a tank, or are switching from another energy source, we’ll deliver one for you, connect it to your home and fill it with clean-burning, economical propane. You’ll be cooking in no time!
We offer a variety of purchase and delivery options, plus a 24-hour emergency call center so you don’t ever have to worry about running out of fuel.
Please talk to one of our residential propane specialists today, or call this number for more information: 800-924-2991.
TMR Stabilizer can be used to prevent degradation in the feed bunk by stabilizing the pH in forages.
It contains 4 main acids that work synergistically to help control the stability of the feed.
Details matter when it comes to feedout management. Following a few key steps can prevent silage spoilage and keep everyone working in and around a bunker silo safe.
We often speak of corn silage yield from the standpoint of the crop being grown and harvested in the field. As we look at this year’s variance in field yield and quality, we have a chance to increase or at least maintain the yield potential of our corn silage. Good forage management that includes proper packing, inoculant, and sealing with bunker covers and tires is key to reducing corn silage shrink and maintain quality.
In several areas, Tar Spot has wreaked havoc with corn yield this year as it did in the southwest and the other regions of southern Wisconsin in 2018. Yield reductions can be very severe, with yield reductions up to 100 bushels per acre if Tar Spot hits early and corn doesn’t black layer!
With a keen focus on protecting your valuable investments, we understand the significance of safeguarding the substantial resources already dedicated to your crop. Our mission is to help you navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead, ensuring the best possible outcomes for your farming endeavors.
Apply for an account by filling out a credit application.
You may download and print a credit application by clicking the link below, or call us and we will send you an application. Return the completed form by mail, fax or in-person to the cooperative and we will notify you as soon as processing has been completed.
Once your credit application is approved, we’ll work together to schedule tank delivery (if needed), fuel delivery and payment options. If you have questions or would like additional information, please call the co-op: 920-887-1756
After you receive a determination letter from our credit department, please contact our service department to schedule the tank set and safety inspection. The phone number for our service department will be included in the above mentioned letter.