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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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Rice growers asked to burn stubble responsibly

22 Apr 2014 1:06 PM -

With the rice harvest due to get in to full swing this month, the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has asked farme...

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Rice industry extremely disappointed at exclusion from Japan trade agreement

8 Apr 2014 10:44 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) is extremely disappointed with last night’s announcement of a trade agreement with Japan which excludes rice.

RGA President, Les Gordon said the rice industry has worked closely ...

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Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper

7 Apr 2014 9:07 AM -

The Australian Government has commissioned a White Paper to boost agriculture’s productivity and profitability. A taskforce has been established to prepare the White Paper and conduct the consultation.

The White Paper will drive the long-...

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Ricegrowers Welcome On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Funding

1 Apr 2014 2:31 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc (RGA) has welcomed $280,000 ‘in principle’ funding awarded to the New South Wales Murray Valley Consortium to deliver on-farm irrigation efficiency projects under the Australian Government’s O...

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Ricegrowers’ Association welcomes pause on CSG applications

26 Mar 2014 3:14 PM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the announcement this afternoon that the NSW Government has decided to put the CSG exploration licensing process on hold while it revisits the regulation of CSG activity.

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2014 Rice Field Day a resounding success

11 Mar 2014 11:37 AM -

The rice industry’s premier event, the Rice Field Day, returned to “Old Coree” near Jerilderie last Thursday, after a three year hiatus.

Around 400 people attended and heard the latest in rice research and development and a market u...

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