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Rice Industry Leadership Program participants selected

22 May 2018 9:07 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has selected the participants for the first program in their Rice Industry Leadership Program 2018 –2020 – the “Foundations of Leadership Course.” The RGA believes that developing strong and eff...

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RGA welcomes bipartisan support for Basin Plan amendment

8 May 2018 12:42 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the decision from the Labor Party to support the Government’s Basin Plan amendment to offset water recovery by 605 gigaliters (GL).

“The amendment to the Sustainable Div...

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Rice Matters Newsletter - May Edition

7 May 2018 12:10 PM -

For a copy of the Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Rice Matters Newsletter - May 2018 edition please download here. 

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Critical Decision for Basin Plan

7 May 2018 8:43 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia is calling on the Federal Government and opposition to continue their historic bi-partisan approach towards the Murray Darling Basin Plan and allow the Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism...

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Stubble Burning in Autumn

30 Apr 2018 1:12 PM -

To assist rice growers to implement best practice stubble burning the RGA has developed a simple info-graphic “Stubble Burning in Autumn”.

The info-graphic describes the key measures growers should implement to avoi...

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RGA encourages growers not to burn stubble during Anzac Day public holiday

23 Apr 2018 10:10 AM -

With the 2018 summer harvest underway, the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA), Griffith City Council, Leeton Shire Council, the Irrigation Research and Extension Committee and Murrumbidgee Irrigation remind farmers who are planning ...

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RGA encourages growers not to burn stubble during Easter and Anzac Day public holidays

27 Mar 2018 11:46 AM -

With the 2018 summer harvest underway, the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA), Griffith City Council, Leeton Shire Council, the Irrigation Research and Extension Committee and Murrumbidgee Irrigation remind farmers who are planning t...

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2018 ANNUAL RICE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

22 Feb 2018 2:38 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has announced the recipients’ of their 2018 tertiary scholarship awards.

The Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship, valued at $10,000, has been awarded to Benjamin Seamer ...

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Labor Betrays Basin Plan and Environment by Supporting Greens Disallowance Motion

15 Feb 2018 1:09 PM -

The Australian Labor Party have betrayed the people of the Murray Darling Basin while short-changing the environment at the same time. In what can only be described as an act of political bastardry, Labor has sided with the Greens to disallow...

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Labor’s decision to undermine rural Australia for political expediency

7 Feb 2018 1:34 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) is appalled with the Labor Party’s decision to vote down the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s recommendations to the Federal Government.

“We urge Labor to reconsider ...

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Labor must not support Basin Plan disallowance motion

5 Feb 2018 4:47 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has called on the Australian Labor Party to vote down any disallowance motion relating to the Murray Darling Basin Plan’s Northern Basin Review or the SDL adjustment.

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No socio-economic impacts is everything

25 Jan 2018 11:43 AM -

The Ernst and Young’s (EY) report released on Friday highlights the need to abandon any recovery of the 450GL from productively held water.

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) wants a commitment from all...

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Rice Scholarship Applications Closing Soon

12 Jan 2018 9:20 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) reminds all rice growers that applications for the 2018 tertiary scholarships close soon.

In November 2017, the RGA announced new eligibility criteria for its tertiary...

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Niall Blair Stands up for Murray Darling People, Communities and the Environment

21 Dec 2017 3:17 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) commends NSW Minister for Regional Water Niall Blair, for the stand he took at the recent Ministerial Council (MINCO) meeting. The Agricultural sector and irrigation groups have long argued for ...

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Least Worst Basin Plan Delivers as Expected

18 Dec 2017 4:57 PM -

The Murray Darling Basin Authority’s first five year Basin Plan evaluation is delivering as expected for a plan that is focused on numbers not outcomes. The plan fails to appreciate the complexity and limitations of the basin environment and...

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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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