SGI extends farm plate eligibility exemption
May 17, 2011
With thousands of acres of farmland still under water, SGI is once again helping farmers by waiving the seeding eligibility requirement for farm plates in 2011.
The farm plate eligibility exemption was first granted in 2010 and was set to expire on June 1, 2010. However, with farmers throughout the province facing an unusually wet seeding period for the second year in a row, SGI has extended the exemption.
Under normal circumstances, an individual or farm corporation wishing to license their vehicles with farm plates must have seeded a minimum amount of crop each year.
"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," said Minister responsible for SGI Tim McMillan. "To support Saskatchewan farmers, SGI is removing the minimum seeded crop requirements for farm plates again this year."
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.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of more than 400 motor licence issuers across the province.