The House Natural Resources Committee approved the Recreation-Not-Red Tape (RNR) Act, which gives a boost to recreational riders on public lands.
Fourteen states are broken out from AHCF’s Equine Economic Impact Study.
The American Horse Council is pleased to announce that Martino Flynn, LLC, of Rochester, New York, has been selected to manage and market the Time To Ride program for 2018.
The equine industry in the U.S. generates approximately $122 billion in total economic impact, an increase from $102 billion in the 2005 Economic Impact Study.
The American Horse Council is working to ensure that horse industry participants understand the new Commercial Driver License requirements.
You can watch a webinar from the American Horse Council on the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and Commercial Drivers License (CDL) requirements.
What do the new Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service laws mean to the horse industry?
The AHC, in collaboration with the rest of the animal agriculture community, has requested that the Department of Transportation (DOT) grant a one-year enforcement delay followed by a waiver and limited exemptions from compliance with the December 18, 2017, implementation date for the Final Rule on Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) and Hours of Service (HOS).
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) will be celebrating #GivingTuesday by hosting an #UNselfie contest to promote giving and gelding on the global day of philanthropy.
Prior to adjourning for the August recess, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to the “Make America Secure Appropriations Act” (H.R. 3219) offered by Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY), a bill that will increase equine therapy funding for veterans by $5 million during FY2018.
On July 26, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced the “Recreation Not Red-Tape Act (RNR)” (S. 1633, H.R. 3400), legislation that expands the scope of the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act (PL 114-245), signed into law in late 2016.
The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) announced today that it will be extending the deadline to complete the horse owner and supplier survey to update the National Economic Impact Study to August 18.
The House Appropriations Committee voted to continue defunding USDA meat inspection for horse slaughter facilities, but the Senate voted to allow funding for inspectors. This sets the stage for possible negotiations on the final spending bill.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is preparing to conduct its 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture. Horses will be included in the Census.
The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to announce that data collection for the 2017 Economic Impact Study is set to begin on April 1, 2017.