SGI offering farm plate eligibility exemption

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With farmers throughout the province facing prolonged snow cover and the risk of flooding, SGI is waiving the minimum eligibility requirements for farm plates in 2013.

Under normal circumstances, an individual or farm corporation that grows crops or raises livestock must seed a minimum amount of crop or generate a minimum gross revenue each year, to be eligible for farm plates.

“The wet soil conditions expected in many areas of the province means a late start to the season for Saskatchewan farmers, which could make it difficult to meet minimum requirements,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI. “To help farmers through this challenge, SGI is granting an eligibility exemption for farm plates this year.”

Farmers must meet the following conditions to be eligible for the exemption:

1. The farmer must have licensed their vehicle with farm plates in 2012.

2. The farmer must intend to continue farming in 2014, and plans to seed enough crop or generate enough gross revenue to qualify for farm plates next year.

The exemption is effective immediately, and expires on June 1, 2014.

Geographic location: Saskatchewan

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