Michigan Horse Council

Promoting and Protecting the Horse Industry Since 1973

AHC Encourages Horse Industry to Complete 2018 Ag Census

The USDA is a little more than one week away from the 2017 Census of Agriculture response deadline of February 5. The American Horse Council (AHC) would like to remind farmers and ranchers of the importance of their input. A national press release was sent out this week and individuals can find it, as well as past census press releases, at www.agcensus.usda.gov/Newsroom/ . Also on the census website are video messages from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, testimonials, the latest ads, and more at www.agcensus.usda.gov/Partners/.

The response rate for the census has been good across much of the United States. However, from the southeast across to Arizona, the return rate has been slightly lower compared to other parts of the country. States with lower return rates at this point are Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. It is important to note that these states have a considerable equine presence, and it is important to make the horse industry impact in these states known.

The AHC will release the National Economic Impact of the United States Equine Industry study later this month, and we are fortunate to be able to have our information come out the same year as the national agricultural census. The population figures the USDA collect, while not comprehensive, are also crucial for the equine industry and the efforts of the AHC here on Capitol Hill.

Please www.agcensus.usda.gov if you have any questions.

Article Credit: American Horse Council
(http://www.horsecouncil.org/press-release/ahc-encourages-horse-industry-complete-2018-ag-census/)

2018 Michigan Horse Expo

This Michigan Horse Expo is looking for volunteers of all ages.
Volunteer Now!

 

See If You Qualify

Get Signed Up!

Receive every new article and stay up to date with the latest from the Michigan Horse Council, Michigan Horse Expo, Trails and the American Horse Council! ATTENTION: You will receive an email once you subscribe to confirm your subscription. If you do not see it in your emails, please locate it in your Spam Folder and confirm!

Michigan Horse Council

Upcoming Events

Feb
16
Fri
8:00 pm 49th Annual MSU Spartan Stampede...
49th Annual MSU Spartan Stampede...
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm
49th Annual MSU Spartan Stampede Rodeo
The MSU Rodeo Club is proud to present the 49th annual Spartan Stampede Rodeo at the MSU Pavilion for Livestock Teaching and Research. This rodeo will showcase premier athletes from the ranks of the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA). The MSU Rodeo Club originated in...
Feb
25
Sun
12:00 pm 4-H Horse Tack Sale @ Hopkins Middle School
4-H Horse Tack Sale @ Hopkins Middle School
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NEW LOCATION!
Mar
6
Tue
7:00 pm Michigan Horse Council Meeting @ MSU Livestock Pavilion, East Lansing
Michigan Horse Council Meeting @ MSU Livestock Pavilion, East Lansing
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
MHC Board Meeting. Open to all members and guests.

Join the MHC

Donations to the MHC

Michigan Horse Council

Michigan Horse Council 2018