Click here for comments by the American Horse Council on proposed IRS regulations affecting pari-mutuel wagering.
Courtesy of the American Horse Council, here is info on federal tax bills affecting the horse industry.
A bi-partisan attempt to resurrect proposed changes to the Horse Protection Act, which would prevent abusive soring practices in certain gaited horse breeds has once again been introduced in Congress. Previous attempts to pass this federal legislation have failed in Congress. The USDA released final regulations last year that would have accomplished much of the goals of the proposed legislation, but that new regulation was rescinded by the Trump Administration. Click here for more details, courtesy of the American Horse Council.
American Horse Council has issued a summary of the effect of new federal immigration orders and their impact on the horse industry.
Legal value of liability waivers - click here for good discussion via the UMD Ag Law Blog of a recent Pennsylvania case, and how it would apply in Maryland. Scroll to the bottom of the article for links to more Maryland specific information, and a checklist for creating a liability waiver.
Click here for important information for employers during this time of enhanced immigration enforcement.