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2007 Census Of US Horse Farmers

Tuesday, 25th September 2007

Meanwhile American horse farm owners "are being asked to participate in the 2007 Census Of Agriculture, which will help determine the size & economic impact of the horse industry in the US," reported bloodhorse.com. The census (conducted by the US Department Of Agriculture) "is taken every 5 years to count the number of farms & ranches & the individuals who operate them". American Horse Council president Jay Hickey noted: "The Census Of Agriculture is our chance to stand & be counted. It is everyone's responsibility to make sure the equine community is accounted for in the 2007 Census." The AHC reports the American horse industry has a US$102 billion impact on the US economy & supports 1.4 million US jobs; there are more than 9.2 million horses in the country (which makes the US horse-owning population the largest in the world).

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