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Growers Asked to Burn Responsibly

19 Apr 2017 3:51 PM -

With the 2017 summer harvest underway, the rice industry, some local Councils, the Irrigation Research and Extension Committee and irrigation companies remind farmers who are planning to burn stubble, to do so responsibly.

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RICE MATTERS APRIL 2017

6 Apr 2017 11:16 AM -

For a copy of the Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Rice Matters Newsletter - April 2017 edition please download here. 

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RGA Encourages Basin Ministers to Collaboratively Implement the Basin Plan without Further Productive Water Recovery

16 Mar 2017 2:31 PM -

Ahead of Friday’s Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council meeting, the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia strongly encourages the Basin Ministers to work together to find a pathway that achieves the environmental objectives of the Basin P...

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Rice Industry Field Day a Success

13 Mar 2017 11:37 AM -

The rice industry’s premier research showcase, the Rice Field Day, was hosted at ‘Old Coree’ Jerilderie on Thursday 9 March and attended by more than 350 rice growers and agribusiness professionals.

The theme for 20...

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RICE MATTERS MARCH 2017

3 Mar 2017 2:20 PM -

For a copy of the Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Rice Matters Newsletter - March 2017 edition please download here. 

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SUBMISSION TO THE MURRAY-DARLING BASIN AUTHORITY, Basin Plan Amendment Instrument 2017 (No 1) - February 2017

1 Mar 2017 2:27 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the opportunity to provide comment on the proposed amendments to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (The Basin Plan), as outlined in the consultation documents issued by the Murray-Darli...

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NSW’s Strong Agricultural Industry Partnerships with California

1 Mar 2017 8:52 AM -

The NSW Irrigators’ Council (NSWIC) and the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) welcomed the opportunity to re-connect with their California colleagues recently by showing Brandon Souza from the Californian Farm Water Coalition some o...

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2017 Annual Rice Scholarships Awarded

24 Feb 2017 9:53 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has announced the recipients of their 2017 tertiary scholarship awards.

The Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship, valued at $10,000, has been awarded to Allister Clarke of...

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Rice Field Day to celebrate research and innovation in the business of rice farming

23 Feb 2017 9:02 AM -

The rice industry’s premier research showcase, the Rice Field Day, is on again at ‘Old Coree’, Conargo Rd, Jerilderie.

Following a very successful rice field day at Old Coree in 2016, the Rice Industry will be holdi...

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RGA cautions Tony Burke regarding his suggestion for Basin Plan Amendments

17 Feb 2017 10:29 AM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) reiterates the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) warning to shadow water spokesperson Tony Burke, against his intentions to seek amendments to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

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RICE MATTERS FEBRUARY 2017

14 Feb 2017 12:11 PM -

For a copy of the Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Rice Matters Newsletter - February 2017 edition please download here. 

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RGA welcomes NSW and VIC Governments, Murray Darling Basin Plan review panel announcement

14 Feb 2017 10:39 AM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the NSW Minister for Regional Water, Niall Blair and Victorian Minister for Water, Lisa Neville review into the offsets mechanism in the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

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2017 Rice Tertiary Scholarships Now Open!

3 Jan 2017 8:50 AM -

Applications for the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia’s (RGA) Tertiary Scholarships are now open.

The RGA was formed in the face of adversity in 1930 to unite the small group of pioneer rice growers into an eff...

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RGA welcomes NSW Government Vesting announcement

21 Dec 2016 9:00 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia, Inc. (RGA) today welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of an extension to the current Vesting and Sole and Exclusive Export Licence (SEEL) arrangements, for a further five years, starting in 201...

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The RGA awaits a Rice Vesting Review announcement

6 Dec 2016 12:20 PM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) is currently awaiting an announcement from the NSW government as to whether or not the current Rice Vesting Arrangements will be extended, and, if so, for how long.

“T...

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Submission to the Inquiry into Water Use Efficiency in Australian Agriculture

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) welcomes the opportunity to participate in the Inquiry into Water Use Efficiency in Australian Agriculture.
This submission is in response to the terms of reference issued by the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources.

Please click here to view the submission.

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