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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.

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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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Ricegrowers’ Association welcomes appointments of Local Land Services Chairs

3 Oct 2013 2:31 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) has welcomed the appointment of the inaugural Local Land Services (LLS) regional Chairs by Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson this morning.

The LLS agencies wil...

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New Coalition Ministry Needs to Deliver Better Outcomes for Regional Australia

16 Sep 2013 5:09 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) has welcomed the new Coalition Government Ministry announced by Prime-Minister Elect, Mr Tony Abbott MP this afternoon.

RGA President, Les Gordon, said the appointments of Mr Ba...

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Ricegrowers’ Association Awarded Funding to Investigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

16 Sep 2013 9:30 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) has welcomed a funding grant to demonstrate greenhouse gas abatement under round two of the Commonwealth Government’s Action on the Ground program.

RGA Policy Manager, And...

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Agriculture Focused on Solution to Soaring Electricity Prices

28 Aug 2013 9:36 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) attended a forum in Brisbane last week to discuss escalating electricity prices and their impact on agriculture and manufacturing.

The forum, organised by the Queensland Farmers Fed...

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Australian Rice Industry Talks Trade in Brunei

27 Aug 2013 9:05 AM -

Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) Executive Director, Ruth Wade, said “Australian rice is once again present at trade negotiations in Brunei after being sidelined for many years because it is regarded by many countries as ...

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Progression Planning Forum

19 Aug 2013 2:07 PM - Farm Progression Forum in Yenda

The progression of a business from one generation to the next (often known as succession planning) is often a tricky subject for farming families. Following the success of forums held in Wagga Wagga, Henty and Coleambally in 2012 and Barellan ...

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Conference resounding success!

12 Aug 2013 11:54 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) has enjoyed a successful 2013 Annual Conference in Griffith.

The conference format changed this year and proceedings were run over two days: with guest speakers and panel sessi...

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Local John Deere Dealers to Showcase New Technology at Annual Conference

2 Aug 2013 1:29 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) is proud to partner with A&G Machinery Pty Ltd, Hutcheon A&G Pty Ltd and John Deere Limited as the Platinum sponsor for their annual conference next week.

RGA President,...

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