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Join our Member’s Only Group

The following is from the American Horse Council: Join our Member's Only Facebook Group! As a member of the AHC, we know want you to stay up to date and informed of the issues that could impact the industry you love. That's why we created our Member's Only group on Facebook- a place where we can post information and updates and get our members immediate feedback.* In addition to the Washington Updates you receive, this is just one more way the AHC is working to keep our members informed and up-to date! Click below to join the group today! *Only current AHC members are eligible to join. All requests to join will be subject to verification by the AHC. Join AHC ...
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2019 Annual Meeting Location Survey

The following is from the American Horse Council: February 16, 2018 Help the AHC Pick the 2019 Annual Meeting Location The AHC is in the process of looking at hotels for our 2019 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum and we want our member's opinion! Please take a moment to complete the survey at the link below. We would appreciate your response no later than Wednesday, February 21st. Thank you! Take the Survey ...
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ELD and CDL Webinar Recording

The following is from the American Horse Council: February 14, 2018 ELD and CDL Webinar Recording While registration filled up quickly for the AHC's First Quarter 2018 webinar on the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and Commercial Drivers License (CDL) requirements, the AHC recorded the webinar in order to share with our members. This is a multifactorial issue, with requirements for a CDL varying from state to state. The AHC is planning on hosting a second webinar on this topic in the coming weeks, and will be meeting with the Department of Transportation this coming Friday to further address how to best communicate the complexities of the requirements to the equine industry. The AHC recommends contacting your state Department of Transportation for ...
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Congress Strikes Budget Deal in Wake of Brief Funding Lapse

The following is from the American Horse Council: February 9, 2018 Congress Strikes Budget Deal in Wake of Brief Funding Lapse Renews 3-Year Depreciation for Race Horses for FY2017 Following a procedural roadblock in the Senate that initiated a five-hour government shutdown early Friday – the briefest lapse on record and second in three weeks - Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, legislation that will fund government operations through March 23 and remove budgetary obstacles to allow longer-term FY2018 appropriations talks to move forward.  Fortunately for the horse industry, lawmakers approved an important tax incentive to restore three-year depreciation of racehorses for FY2017, allowing race horse owners to take advantage of the incentive within their FY2017 tax submission.  This will allow racehorse owners to ...
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Planning Underway for AHC’s 2018 Issues Forum

The following is from the American Horse Council: February 5, 2018 Planning Underway for AHC's 2018 Issues Forum The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to announce that 2018 National Issues Forum will take place on Tuesday, June 12th at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The theme will be “Let’s Capitalize On It!” and will focus on ways the equine industry can learn and grow from both equine and outside industry segments as well as expanding technology beneficial to both humans and equines. “This year we wanted to bring in a combination of equine industry and outside industry speakers,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “It’s always interesting to hear from outside segments about what they are doing to cultivate ...
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AHC Encourages Horse Industry to Complete 2018 Ag Census

The following is from the American Horse Council: February 2, 2018 AHC Encourages Horse Industry to Complete 2018 Ag Census The USDA is a little more than one week away from the 2017 Census of Agriculture response deadline of February 5. The American Horse Council (AHC) would like to remind farmers and ranchers of the importance of their input. A national press release was sent out this week and individuals can find it, as well as past census press releases, at www.agcensus.usda.gov/Newsroom/ . Also on the census website are video messages from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, testimonials, the latest ads, and more at www.agcensus.usda.gov/Partners/. The response rate for the census has been good across much of the United States. However, from the southeast ...
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