A bill to correct some hardships in recent regulations governing H-2B visas has been introduced in the US Senate. Click here for more details from the American Horse Council.
Ckick here for infornation on federal funding for recreational trails, via the American Horse Council.
Thanks to our friends at the University of Maryland Ag Law Blog, here are some useful tips for farms/businesses that are owned by more than one person on how to structure management and protect everyone's interest.
This is a great resource for everyone in the horse industry. It is a joint effort of the United States Equestrian Federation and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Please read the letter below from Dr Nat White. If you like this project please support it financially and ask the people with whom you do business in the horse world to support it too.
If you have persons under age 16 to help out on your farm, click here for info on what Child Labor Laws apply (courtesy of the MD Ag Law Blog).
According to the American Horse Council, "On October 1, 2015, Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) re-introduced the Race Horse Cost Recover Act (H.R. 3671) and Equine Tax Parity Act (H.R. 3672). The Race Horse Cost Recover Act would permanently place all race horses in the three-year category for tax depreciation purposes. A 2008 provision that temporarily put race horses in the three year category expired at the end of 2014. The Equine Tax Parity Act would make horses eligible for capital gains treatment after 12 months, rather than 24, similar to other business assets." Click here for more info.