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Join the AHC for our 2nd Quarter Webinar

The following is from the American Horse Council: April 11, 2018 Join the AHC for our 2nd Quarter Webinar The AHC is pleased to announce that the topic for its 2nd quarter webinar for 2018 will be Microchipping. The webinar will take place on Monday, May 14th at 3:00 pm ET. Presenting will be Angela Pelzel-McCluskey, DVM, MS from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), TC Lane from the United States Trotting Association (USTA), and Ashley Furst, Director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC). Dr. McCluskey is an Equine Epidemiologist for USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services, and will present on the “Traceability of Equine Microchips” and demonstrate some of the successes and challenges encountered when a horse with a chip is found and ...
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Registration Open for AHC’s Annual Meeting

The following is from the American Horse Council: March 28, 2018 Registration Open for AHC’s Annual Meeting Registration is now open for the AHC’s 2018 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum.  Registration information, along with a tentative schedule is available on the AHC Website here: http://www.horsecouncil.org/events/ahc-annual-meeting-national-issues-forum-2/. The theme of the National Issues Forum 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. The Forum will kick off Tuesday with speaker Luis Benitez, Director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, where he will give an overview of his roles and responsibilities, as well ...
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Congress Delivers H-2B Visa Cap Relief, ELD Flexibility in Omnibus Bill

The following is from the American Horse Council: March 23, 2018 Congress Delivers H-2B Visa “Cap Relief,” ELD Flexibility in Omnibus Bill Shortly after 12:30 am, on Friday, March 23, Congress approved a massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 to fund federal government operations through September 30.  The 2,232 page bill includes several regulatory measures that will provide flexibility for the horse industry, most notably H-2B visa cap relief for seasonal, guest workers and a temporary enforcement exemption for the transportation of livestock from the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations.  The legislation also includes policy “riders” to defund Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs that will impact the equine sector and ...
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CORRECTION: The National Horse Show Announces Exciting New Additions to 2018 Board of Directors

The following is from the The National Horse Show: The National Horse Show Announces Exciting New Additions to 2018 Board of Directors Lexington - KY - March 14, 2018 - The National Horse Show is thrilled to announce the executive board for the 2018 National Horse Show. The larger Board of Directors will also welcome three fresh faces to their ranks, Lindsay Maxwell, Bryan Baldwin, and Clementina Rittenhouse Brown. The Board is hopeful to use it’s collected expertise to make this year’s event the best yet.  The 2018 National Horse Show Board of Directors includes:  Executive Board Chairman Mason Phelps  Vice Chairman Susan Humes  President Jennifer Burger  First Vice-President William H. Weeks  Second Vice-President John Walker, III  Treasurer Samuel A ...
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FMCSA Announces New ELD Waiver

The following is from the American Horse Council: March 13, 2018 FMCSA Announces New ELD Waiver The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced additional steps to address the unique needs of the country’s agriculture industries and provided further guidance to assist in the effective implementation of the Congressionally-mandated electronic logging device (ELD) rule without impeding commerce or safety. FMCSA is announcing an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the ELD rule for agriculture related transportation. Additionally, during this time period, FMCSA will publish final guidance on both the agricultural 150 air-mile hours-of-service exemption and personal conveyance. It is important to note that this 90 days is an extension of the previous 90 days given ...
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ACTION ALERT- H2-B Visa Cap Relief Needed Now

The following is from the American Horse Council: ACTION ALERT- H2-B Visa Cap Relief Needed Now! As the March 23 deadline to finalize a FY2018 spending bill approaches, the horse industry and its allies continue to urge lawmakers to include H-2B guest worker visa “cap relief” in the final spending bill.   Please contact your federal elected officials today and tell them to support any provision that will provide H-2B visa cap relief within the context of FY2018 appropriations bills.  Congress can help provide the tools you need to grow your business in 2018 by enacting visa cap relief today! Take Action ...
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