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RGA's response to the SA Royal Commission report on MDBP

5 Feb 2019 5:25 PM -

The RiceGrowers’ Association has always argued that social and economic considerations must be given equal weight with environmental consideration in the Murray Darling Basin Plan (MDBP). Consequently we reject the South Australian Royal Com...

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Scholarship application period extended

2 Feb 2019 12:14 PM -

Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship and Peter Connor Book award
We are extending the scholarship application period by a week, so if you are eligible and have oniy just heard about this great opportunity - apply now!

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Troy Mauger appointed as new Rice Extension Coordinator

24 Jan 2019 5:20 PM -

Graeme Kruger, Executive Director of the RiceGrowers’ Association (RGA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Troy Mauger at the helm of the Rice Extension Team.

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Rice Growers’ Association Tertiary Scholarships Applications Open

9 Jan 2019 3:14 PM -

Applications are open until 31st January 2019 for the Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship valued at $10,000 to assist with the costs of Tertiary education, and the Peter Connor Book Award which provides $3,000 to assist with the cost of books and cou...

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Rice Growers vote for R&D Levy increase

17 Dec 2018 5:33 PM -

63 % of Australian Rice growers voted in favor of a $3 per tonne increase to the rice research and development (R&D) Levy. If this increase is approved by government it will be the first increase in 13 years and will deliver benefits for a...

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MinCo - Pathway forward on Murray Darling Basin Plan

17 Dec 2018 11:48 AM -

The Ricegrowers Association of Australia (RGA) acknowledges that the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council (MinCo) has agreed on a pathway forward for implementing contentious aspects of the Basin Plan.

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MDB Water Ministers decide on 450GL this Friday

12 Dec 2018 1:53 PM -

The Murray Darling Basin Water Ministers are meeting this Friday 14 Dec 2018 to consider the recovery of the additional 450 gigalitres of ‘Up-water’. Specifically, how the socio-economic neutrality test will measure the impacts of future water rec...

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RGA partnering with Australian Institute of Company Directors

5 Dec 2018 9:59 AM -

To help ensure our future leaders are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to steer organisations into the future, RGA obtained a grant from Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund ...

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RGA Media Release_Water Reforms Impact Communities at Christmas

29 Nov 2018 4:22 PM -

The Ricegrowers Association of Australia (RGA) is devastated by the news that SunRice finds itself in the extremely difficult situation of needing to reconfigure milling operations in Deniliquin and Leeton. Closing a Deniliquin Mill and reducing o...

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ABC complaint upheld - apology for bias on Basin Plan reporting

12 Nov 2018 12:54 PM -

RGA was a joint complainant regarding the accuracy and impartiality of Murray Darling Basin Plan reporting on their program Background Briefing and social media... read full media release her...

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RGA's policy manager Rachel Kelly elected to the board of NSWIC

9 Nov 2018 10:10 AM -

Ricegrowers’ Association policy manager Rachel Kelly of Moama has been appointed to the Board of the State’s premier irrigation advocacy body.

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RGA Member benefits include potential power bill savings through Beevo

8 Nov 2018 5:18 PM -

As you would have seen in our most recent Rice Matters magazine we have gained a new partnership with an energy broker – BEEVO.
Beevo was selected because it is an established leading business ...

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Funding for Women's Leadership Development: Farming and Agricultural Sectors

8 Nov 2018 4:22 PM -

Women & Leadership Australia invite all women currently employed in the Australian farming and agricultural sectors to apply for a limited pool of scholarship funding that has been provisioned for the specific intent of providing powerfu...

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NFF Calls on Farmers to ACE their spray

23 Oct 2018 10:57 AM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia support the National Farmers Federation, who is today reminding all producers to take care when applying herbicides and pesticides this summer spraying season.

  • Plan for your Application...

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There's a hole in the bucket - The RGA questions the equity of water sharing

17 Oct 2018 10:00 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) is extremely concerned that the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement has resulted in less water being available to the NSW Murray following the 15th October water allocation statements.

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