Adapting to the Circumstances

The 2020 MFA Oil Annual Delegate Meeting is going to look a little different this year. Rather than hosting a centralized meeting with hundreds of attendees at a conference center in December, this year’s meeting is coming to an office…

Equipment Failure and How to Prevent It

Why Equipment Fails and How to Prevent It

No matter what industry you’re in, whether it be agriculture, construction, industrial, mining, forestry or transportation, you’ve undoubtably had to deal with equipment failure. When equipment fails, it not only prevents you from completing your tasks, but also comes with…

Cold Weather Ahead - Winterize Your Equipment

7 Tips to Winterize Your Equipment

If you leave your equipment in storage without proper winterization, you are asking for trouble. Just as extreme heat and humidity can damage equipment parts in the summer, sharp drops in temperature can take a toll on machinery. To protect…

MFA Oil Holiday Schedule 2020

2020 Holiday Schedule

The holidays are quickly approaching. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family good health and good cheer. All MFA Oil offices will be closing in observance of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. This…

Winter Propane Safety Tips

Winter Propane Safety Tips

Now is the time to prepare for upcoming winter weather. Here are five winter propane safety tips to keep in mind as we enter the season for snow and ice. Be Prepared If you are a will-call customer, the first…

Now What?

Market Commentary – Fall 2020 After the coronavirus caused a precipitous decline in WTI crude prices that saw oil futures take an unprecedented dip into negative territory, it’s fair to wonder what we can expect moving forward. Will there be…

Video chat helps keep older adults connected during pandemic

Connecting in the Time of COVID

At the outset of the pandemic, many people bunkered down in their homes and self-isolated for safety. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities, where many occupants are elderly and have chronic medical conditions, banned visitors to protect the health of…

Dean Reichel and Kalyn Davis

Not Just Cows and Plows

Dean Reichel, ag teacher and FFA advisor at New Bloomfield R-III, goes above and beyond to make a difference. That’s a cliché in today’s cynical age, but it’s true in his case. He’s making lesson plans for eighth to 12th…

Mike Cloud of Cloud Meats

Meat Mania

Pandemic Puts Pressure on Local Processors As a boy, Mike Cloud anxiously anticipated the flip of the calendar page from June to July, and it wasn’t just because of the ensuing Fourth of July holiday. While the parades and picnics,…

Joe Kleeman

Dual Day Jobs

When it came to picking a profession, Joe Kleeman of Braymer couldn’t settle on just one. “I always had a love for veterinary medicine but also for farming in general — from livestock to row crops,” he says. “So, I…