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Flooded farmers eligible for farm plate exemption
Published Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:33AM CST
Farmers dealing with flooded crops are getting the seeding eligibility requirement waved by SGI.
"With spring seeding delayed across the province due to flooding, we recognize it may be a challenge for farmers to seed enough land to meet the requirement," Minister responsible for SGI Tim McMillan said. "To support Saskatchewan farmers, SGI is removing the minimum seeded crop requirements for farm plates again this year."
Last year farmers had the exemption for the first time.
In order for a farmer to be eligible for the exemption, the following conditions must be met:
• The farmer must have licensed their vehicle with farm plates in 2010.
• The farmer must intend to continue farming in 2012, and will seed enough crop to qualify for farm plates next year.
The exemption is effective immediately, and expires on June 1, 2012
Soggy fields are putting a damper on seeding plans of farmers across Saskatchewan.