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Rice growers selected to take part in prestigious leadership program

11 Mar 2014 11:35 AM -

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation has just announced the successful participants who will take part in Course 21 of the prestigious Australian Rural Leadership Program.

The ARLP is in its 21st year, and aims ...

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Ricegrowers’ Support Signing of IGA by NSW Government

27 Feb 2014 12:42 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the signing of the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray Darling Basin Plan by Premier O’Farrell this morning.

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Rice Field Day is back and better than ever

18 Feb 2014 1:43 PM -

The rice industry’s premier research showcase, the Rice Field Day, is on again and is heading back to ‘Old Coree’ near Jerilderie.

After a three year hiatus due to flooding and a trial of smaller regional field days, the Rice Resea...

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Annual rice scholarship awarded

12 Feb 2014 9:18 AM - 2014 recipients announced

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has announced the recipients of their 2014 educational scholarship awards.

The Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Luke O’Connor (Deniliquin Branch) to assist him to...

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Bitterns Booming in Rice

22 Jan 2014 2:12 PM -

There have been 44 individual bitterns spotted in rice crops so far this season, further emphasising the significance of the population and the value of rice crops as habitat. Most are again in Coleambally but this is likely due to the fact ...

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SunRice Mid-Year Results a Boost for Growers

20 Dec 2013 11:37 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the half year results released by SunRice yesterday saying the benefits of the company’s strong performance will flow into local communities just in time for Christmas.

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Rice farmers welcome back Bitterns

18 Dec 2013 10:43 AM -

Rice crops in the Riverina region of New South Wales are growing steadily and the bitterns are returning. Dubbed Australia's 'bunyip bird', the Australasian Bittern is among the nation's most endangered species, and they've taken a liking to ri...

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Renewed Focus on Agricultural Education and Training Welcome

13 Dec 2013 3:42 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) has welcomed the New South Wales (NSW) Government’s renewed focus on the importance of agricultural education and training in the state.

Yesterday, NSW Education Minister, Adria...

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Rice industry disappointed at exclusion from Korea Free Trade Agreement

5 Dec 2013 2:21 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) is disappointed with today’s announcement of a free trade agreement (FTA) with Korea which excludes rice.

RGA Executive Director, Ruth Wade said ...

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Additional Water for Murrumbidgee Irrigators Welcomed

26 Nov 2013 1:19 PM -

RGA President, Les Gordon, has welcomed the announcement by Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited (MI) that they will advance the five percent general security allocation assured by NSW Office of Water for use after February.

Mr Gordon...

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Single desk delivers for Riverina rice growers

22 Nov 2013 4:52 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed new evidence from the Rice Marketing Board (RMB) of NSW confirming the $80 million benefit of single desk rice marketing arrangements to the state’s rice growers.

RGA ...

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Additional water for Murray irrigators welcomed

21 Nov 2013 5:10 PM -

RGA President, Les Gordon, has welcomed the announcement by the Murray Irrigation Limited Board of a water efficiency allocation of six percent of permanent delivery entitlement for all rural irrigation customers.

Mr Gordon said “...

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NSW Rice Marketing Board elections

19 Nov 2013 10:05 AM - Appointments welcomed by RGA

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) welcomes recent appointments to the NSW Rice Marketing Board (RMB) announced by the NSW Primary Industries Minister, the Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson.

Robyn Clubb has been reappointed for a...

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Ricegrowers’ Association calls for rice to be included in the Trans Pacific Partnership

15 Nov 2013 10:19 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) has today called for Australian trade negotiators participating in the Trans Pacific Partnership meetings next week to ensure agriculture is included in the agreement without exceptions. ...

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2014 Rice Tertiary Scholarships Now Open

1 Nov 2013 11:03 AM -

Applications for the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia’s (RGA) Tertiary Scholarships are now open.

The RGA was formed in the face of adversity in 1930 to unite the small group of pioneer rice growers into an effective an...

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