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RGA Welcomes New State Minister for Primary Industries, Land and Water

1 Apr 2015 5:12 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the appointment of Niall Blair as NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Land and Water.

RGA President, Les Gordon, said that the RGA is looking forward to working with Mr Blai...

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RGA welcomes water buyback commitment

27 Mar 2015 11:37 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for the Environment and the Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment that the Government intends to legislate the 1500GL cap on water purchases u...

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2016 Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships open

24 Mar 2015 9:27 AM -

Applications for 2016 Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships open on 1st April.

We are proud to announce the opening of the 2016 round of farming scholarships. We are offering more than 20 scholarships...

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RGA welcomes water buyback cap

11 Mar 2015 9:18 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) welcomes the joint announcement by the Minister for the Environment, the Minister for Agriculture and the Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment to enact th...

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RGA announces appointment of new Executive Director

4 Mar 2015 2:46 PM -

4 March 2015

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) today announced the appointment of Dean Logan as its new Executive Director following the resignation of Ruth Wad...

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Rice Field Day to focus on profitability

12 Feb 2015 11:34 AM -

The rice industry’s premier research showcase, the Rice Field Day, is on again at Rice Research Australia P/L (RRAPL), ‘Old Coree’, Conargo Road, Jerilderie.

Following a very successful rice field day at Old Coree in 2014, the...

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Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship Award Winners 2015

6 Feb 2015 3:05 PM -

ANNUAL RICE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has announced the recipients of their 2015 educational scholarship awards.

The Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship has been aw...

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2015 Rice Field Day

30 Jan 2015 11:56 AM -

2015 Rice Field Day

“Cashing in on Research and Technology”

The 2015 Rice Fiel...

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Rice growers celebrate price increase this Christmas

12 Dec 2014 9:31 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed a SunRice announcement of an additional $20 per tonne for growers for their 2014 crop.

RGA President Les Gordon ...

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Retirement of Gerry Lawson

28 Nov 2014 10:12 AM -

Statement from Les Gordon, President, Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia

“We learned yesterday afternoon that SunRice Chairman, Gerry Lawson, has decided to retire from the SunRice Board after 29 years.

The RGA ...

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Rice industry disappointed at exclusion from China Free Trade Agreement

18 Nov 2014 9:58 AM -

The Australian Government signed a Free Trade Agreement with China yesterday afternoon which will lead to some considerable gains for many agricultural industries and the mining sector. However, the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc....

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Only 2 weeks left to help track Bunyip Birds

13 Oct 2014 4:33 PM -

The Bitterns in Rice Project’s crowd funding campaign to raise $50,000 has only 14 days to go. So far the project has raised almost $22,000 from generous donors around Australia and the world.

The globally endangered Australasian ...

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Tracking Bunyip Birds

12 Sep 2014 11:22 AM -

Rice farmers across the Riverina and bird lovers throughout Australia are being urged to get behind a crowdfunding project set to uncover the secrets of Australia's Bunyip Bird by using satellite transmitters.

The globally enda...

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Ricegrowers’ Association farewells Murray Irrigation CEO

29 Aug 2014 4:38 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) has thanked outgoing Murray Irrigation Limited (MIL) CEO, Anthony Couroupis, after his resignation from the company was announced today.

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Bitterns Boom in Rice Bays

27 Aug 2014 3:08 PM - Article by Michele Sabto for ECOS Magazine, CSIRO Publishing.

The largest population of Australasian Bitterns ever recorded has been found in Riverina rice crops, highlighting the potential role of rice growing – an industry often under fire for high water use – in waterbird conservation....

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