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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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Flaws in Murray Darling Basin Plan have resulted in an over-recovery of water

5 Oct 2016 9:00 AM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) reiterates NSW Irrigators Council’s (NSWIC) call to the Federal Government for all further buybacks to be suspended until the full impact of the Murray Darling Basin Plan on the Southern Basin i...

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Native Game Bird Management Code of Practice

26 Sep 2016 8:57 AM -

With a big duck season predicted, the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia is dedicated to assisting you to manage the impacts of ducks on your rice crop.

For this reason, the RGA has developed the Native Game Bird Management -...

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RICE MATTERS AUGUST 2016

12 Aug 2016 11:15 AM -

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

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RGA Annual Conference “Looking forward, looking back”

18 Jul 2016 11:13 AM -

The 2016 Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) Annual Conference will be held in Deniliquin, NSW on 4th – 5th August at the Deniliquin RSL Club.

RGA President, Jeremy Morton, said this year’s conference theme,...

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Review Of Rice Vesting 2016-17

18 Jul 2016 9:11 AM -

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is undertaking a review of rice vesting in NSW during 2016 - 2017.

Under the Rice Marketing Act 1983, all rice produced in NSW is vested in the Rice Marketing Board for the State of NSW. Th...

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RICE MATTERS JULY 2016

12 Jul 2016 8:38 AM -

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

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RGA appoints new Executive Director

8 Jul 2016 10:25 AM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) has today appointed Graeme Kruger as its Executive Director. Graeme has extensive experience across a broad range of endeavours including advocacy, management, business development and community...

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2016 RGA Annual Conference - Deniliquin, 4th & 5th August

24 Jun 2016 11:29 AM -

The 2016 RGA Annual Conference is being held in Deniliquin 4th & 5th August.


The 2016 conference theme is “Looking forward, looking back” which will be interpreted through a range of interesting guest speakers ...

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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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