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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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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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