The Illinois Farm Bureau may soon join the Illinois Sheriff's Association in adopting a policy supporting legislation allowing the concealed carrying of firearms in the state.
Doug Anderson, manager of the White County Farm Bureau, told The Times Thursday afternoon the local organization has submitted language for a resolution for the delegates to adopt at the state meeting of the Farm Bureau in December.
The committee handling which policies that will be considered statewide for adoption has received the initial resolution and has put a decision on hold until a November meeting. Anderson emphasized that the organization's decisions on which policies it officially adopts are "grass roots" decisions, meaning those policies are adopted from the bottom up rather than from the top down.
The Farm Bureau is seeking input from its membership on the issue and has set up a website at www.iflb.org. Anderson said one should scroll the mouse over "Inside IFB" on the left side of the homepage then click on "IFB Policy & Development." After the page loads, one should click on "Hot Topic - Conceal and Carry."