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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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RGA strongly supports a 15% backpacker tax

30 Nov 2016 3:47 PM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) strongly supports a 15% backpacker tax, said Executive Director Graeme Kruger.

Right now the backpacker community needs certainty as much as our farmers do on this iss...

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RGA calls for assurance that the Basin Plan’s future implementation will not harm communities

22 Nov 2016 11:30 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) will not support any future on-farm infrastructure programs designed to recover further water for the Murray Darling Basin Plan.


The purpose of any such programs would be to rec...

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RICE MATTERS NOVEMBER 2016

4 Nov 2016 8:53 AM -

For a copy of the Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Rice Matters Newsletter - November 2016 edition please download here. 

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RGA host Minister Niall Blair in Deniliquin

3 Nov 2016 1:03 PM -

On Tuesday the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) welcomed the Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water, Niall Blair, on a property near Deniliquin, NSW.


Mr Blair said the catch up with the RGA and local rice...

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Member Update - CHANGES TO FIRE PERMIT CONDITIONS FOR MIA & MID MURRAY ZONES

18 Oct 2016 1:25 PM -

Late last week we had a number of member inquiries regarding the restrictions imposed by the then current Fire Permit conditions. Members were unhappy with the restrictions given the recent rain events. We contacted both the Deniliquin and Griffit...

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RICE MATTERS OCTOBER 2016

12 Oct 2016 8:38 AM -

For a copy of the Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Rice Matters Newsletter - October 2016 edition please download here. 

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The Rice Family host Hon. Barnaby Joyce at the Deniliquin Rice Mill

11 Oct 2016 1:08 PM -

This week the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) together with SunRice welcomed the Hon. Barnaby Joyce, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water, and our local Member for Farrar, the Hon. Sussan Ley, Minister for ...

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Publications and Submissions

For a copy of the Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Rice Matters Newsletter - October 2015 edition please download here.




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