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Tax changes for horse operations
During 2013, horse owners, breeders and businesses enjoyed a number of favorable tax provisions that have now reverted to lower levels or expired. Over sixty tax provisions expired, some applied to all businesses, including the horse industry, and one was specifically applicable to owners of race horses.
Bill lets Oklahoma counties decide horse slaughter
A state senator is making a last-ditch plea for his bill that would require county voters to first approve any horse slaughtering facility before it could open.
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Missouri denies horse slaughter application
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Citing federal budget restrictions, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources recently turned down a request for a permit from a northwest Missouri business that sought to slaughter horses for meat.
Mo. company prepares to process horse meat
GALLATIN, Mo. (AP) — A small northwest Missouri company has been preparing to slaughter horses for meat after a federal appeals court lifted an emergency stay on U.S. horse slaughter operations.
EKHA horseman group honors golden anniversary
Cowboys and cowgirls young and old recently celebrated the Eastern Kansas Horseman’s Association (EKHA) with a year-end awards banquet.
Government shutdown could impact horse industry
To date Congress has failed to pass any of the annual appropriation bills that fund government agencies and projects for the 2014 fiscal year (October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014). Congress has also failed to come to an agreement regarding a Continuing Resolution that would continue to fund the government past the end of the current fiscal year.
AQHA scholarship deadline Dec. 1
Available scholarships range from $500 to $25,000 and vary in length from one to four years, and recipients will be required to renew their scholarship annually.
EWD horse classes benefit disabled riders
Horses have long been credited for being beneficial to those with a wide array of disabilities. These positive benefits have helped prompt efforts to include disabled riders in horse shows.
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