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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.

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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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A century of rice production celebrated at the RGA Annual Conference

13 Aug 2014 3:15 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) has enjoyed another very successful Annual Conference this year, celebrating 100 years since the first commercial rice crop was planted just outside Swan Hill, Victoria.

Over 180 gro...

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RGA proud to partner with BR&C Agents for 2014 Annual Conference

22 Jul 2014 10:05 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) is looking forward to their Annual Conference in Swan Hill on 7 and 8 August, an event that would not be possible without the generous support of their conferenc...

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Ricegrowers to reflect on the past and look to the future at 2014 Conference

11 Jul 2014 1:17 PM -

Registrations have now opened for the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia’s (RGA) Annual Conference which will be held on 7 and 8 August at the Swan Hill Town Hall, Victoria.

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New Basin Plan water trading rules start 1st July 2014

2 Jul 2014 10:18 AM -

The Basin Plan water trading rules commenced on 1 July 2014. The rules aim to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the water market by making it easier for water market participants to trade, and ensuring they have the same rights regard...

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SunRice congratulated on exceptional results

27 Jun 2014 1:43 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has congratulated SunRice on another strong performance in 2013/14.

RGA President, Les Gordon, said the achievements of the ...

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Bittern friendly rice growing tips

20 Jun 2014 2:21 PM -

The first edition of the Bittern Friendly Rice Growing Tips has been launched. The endangered Australasian Bittern arrives in rice crops about two months after sowing and begins nesting once there is sufficient cover. These tips are ba...

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Fuel Tax Credit Scheme vital for farmers

8 May 2014 9:42 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has grave concerns about rumours the government plans to make cuts to the rebate farmers can claim for off-road fuel use under the Fuel Tax Credit Scheme in next w...

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RGA rejects Commission of Audit recommendations

6 May 2014 4:40 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has rejected a number of the recommendations made in the Commission of Audit’s report released last week and encourages the Federal Government to do the same.


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RGA welcomes new Minister to the water portfolio

2 May 2014 11:23 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the appointment of Minister Kevin Humphries to the role of Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water as part of the NSW Government’s new ministeria...

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