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Dust Control Deadline

If you are interested in getting dust control applied in front of your yard, please contact the RM office at (306) 723-4726 by June 10, 2014.  The RM will arrange for the application of Magnesium Chloride and you will be billed for this service.

Ditch Mowing

The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure reminds producers that hay is available for salvage at no cost in provincial highway ditches.

Before July 8, hay can be cut and baled in ditches by the adjacent landowner. After July 8, this hay can be recovered by anyone without the permission of the adjacent landowner, provided salvage operations haven’t begun.

Hay will need to be cut at a uniform height in the ditches and bales must be placed no less than eight metres away from the shoulder of the highway.  All hay bales need to be removed by Aug. 8 and if any are left in a location deemed to be dangerous to motorists after that date, they may be removed by the Ministry.

The Ministry is once again planning an early mowing program between June 7 and July 15 along heavily-travelled roads. Ministry contractors will mow a four-metre-wide swath along shoulders adjacent to Highways 1, 7, 11, 16 and 39, along with portions of Highways 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 and 55. During this time, mowing may also be completed near some highway intersections and interchanges, railway crossings and tourism facilities.

The annual mowing program helps control brush and weeds, which maintains sightlines for motorists on curves and intersections. The program also optimizes snow storage in ditches and will reduce drifting on the road surface during the snowy winter months.

Contractors will conduct regular ditch mowing, cutting the width along all four-lane highways between July 15 and the fall months. The four-metre-wide strip will be mowed adjacent to the other highways with additional mowing possible as required for visibility and weed control. Weather and ditch conditions are key factors in hay salvage and the progress of contracted mowers.


For more information, contact your nearest Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure office at (306) 787-4911 or emailmailto:[email protected]


The RM of Cupar has assembled a list of Cemeteries, Golf Courses and Heritage sites within the RM. In the upcoming weeks we will be mapping these locations and providing more details for your use. Click the link below for a comprehensive list and location coordinates.

RM of Cupar – Attractions

Hail Insurance Deadlines

Any owner of land or lessee of Crown owned land (FCC, ACS or any agency of the Crown) in Saskatchewan may apply to insure crops with SMHI. A condition of acceptance is that all lands owned and or leased and the crops seeded on them must be insured. However, if the insured does not wish to insure all of their crops, an Application for Exemption of Crops must be completed. To apply for coverage contact your local RM Administrator.
Upcoming Dates To Remember
June 15 Last day to file crop reports
June 30 Last day for new applicants to apply for coverage

Crop Insurance – June deadlines

Crop Insurance is available to any producer who meets SCIC eligibility requirements. Crop Insurance regulations require contract holders to demonstrate legal, operational and financial independence from all other producers in order to be eligible.

June 10 Full yield-loss coverage becomes effective on winter wheat and fall rye that will be grazed and/or cut for feed.

Deadline for planting potatoes (processing and table varieties).

Final day to finalize claims on over-winter extensions.

June 15 Deadline for planting potatoes (seed varieties).
June 20 Under the Forage Establishment Benefit Option, this is the deadline to seed forage acres.

Deadline to submit Establishment Benefit claims.

Crop Insurance will not accept yield-loss liability for spring crops seeded after this date*.

Deadline to submit a gopher claim on crops that fail to establish due to gopher damage*.


June 21 Full coverage for yield-loss coverage begins today on established spring and fall-seeded crops*.
June 25 Deadline to submit Seeded Acreage Reports on all crops*

Deadline to submit Unseeded Acreage claims.

Deadline to report stored grain.

Deadline to submit Hive Reporting Form.

Deadline to submit Stored Honey Report.

Deadline to endorse overwintering insurance for the Bee Mortality Insurance Pilot Program.

June 30 Deadline to seed greenfeed crops insured as forage.

Establishment and gopher damage claims on greenfeed must be submitted by this date.

*Excludes greenfeed

SASKTIP congratulates the RM of Excel

“At the spring convention in 1998 a motion was passed that all Rural Municipalities voluntarily support SASKTIP with a yearly donation of $100.
To date approximately 130 RM’s are faithful yearly supporters and these RM’s are as a group the largest continuing supporter of SASKTIP and are very integral to the continuing operation of SASKTIP.
Each year at the spring convention a framed print is donated by Ducks Unlimited to be given to a paid up RM.  This year’s winner is the RM of Excel and SASKTIP wants to express thanks for the RM of Excel’s continuing support!
SASKTIP is a natural resources and environmental reward program that has had a direct working relationship with some RM’s who have experienced the dumping of garbage or hazardous substances or the illegal hunting of big game animals and other crimes.
To report a violation phone the Turn In Poacher (TIP) line, 1-800-667-7561 or SaskTel cellular #5555.
We look forward to continuing to work together with all the RM’s in Saskatchewan!”