Farm Bureau through a Glance - April 24

Next year will be the year for a census.  We have been contacted as they plan on holding the training sessions for those who are looking to work for the census here at the office.  They are currently hiring. You can apply by going online to  They offer a great pay, flexible hours, weekly pay and paid training.  If you are hired for a position in which you need to drive from address to address for verification purposes, they also pay the IRS rate mileage. If you need more information or help applying, you can also call 1-855-JOB-2020. It is a temporary position that will start this summer and run through next summer, but as I said it is flexible as far as you can work when it works for you.

You can tell it is warming up as office traffic has increased!  Which is great by the way. A few who have come in recently didn’t realize we sell the “pork producers” seasoning. Yes the custom seasoning that the pork producers have used for many, many years is available at our office. We sell it in shakers and 10 pound pails. The shakers run $8.50 and the 10 pound pail runs $75.

One of the other reasons for increased traffic in the office is new members signing up.  Do you know what we do and what we offer? Have you thought of joining and just haven’t wanted to trek to the office or maybe you think about it when we are not open? You can join online! All you need to do is go to and you can sign up for a membership and pay all right there. You will also be able to see all the benefits available.

Are you already a member? Did you know you can also go to and access your membership? You can go in and pay, change your address, add publications, etc. You will need your membership number to created your account but if you do not have that, we are just an email away.

What a rocky start to the season the Cubs started with. Luckily they have been turning it around.  We currently only have 18 tickets left for our bus trip on Friday, July 12th to Wrigley Field to see them take on the Pirates.  Cost is $95 for members and $100 for non-members and include transportation and the seats at the game. Don’t miss out. Contact our office today to get your spot reserved!

We have had a few calls about industrial hemp. The Illinois Dept. of Agriculture has stated that they will make the license applications available as soon as possible.  However, we do not know an exact date yet.  IDOA will accept applications on a first come, first served basis. 

If you are interested in applying for a license, we would encourage you to monitor IDOA’s website for an announcement of the license availability.  You can access their website here:


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