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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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RGA Welcomes Further Investment in Irrigation Efficiency

29 Jul 2013 4:25 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Urban Water, Amanda Rishworth, of the opening of round four of the On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Pr...

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Ricegrowers' Annual Conference Challenges Change

26 Jul 2013 10:50 AM -

The 2013 Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) Annual Conference will be held in Griffith, NSW on 8 – 9 August at the Ex-Servicemen’s Club.

RGA President, Les Gordon, said this year’s conference theme, &lsq...

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Benefits of Farm Irrigation Modernisation Confirmed

24 Jul 2013 10:29 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the findings of a Dairy Australia report into the costs and benefits of farm irrigation modernisation on dairy farms in the southern Riverina region of NSW and northern Victoria...

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Nimmie-Caira Project a Boon for the 'Bidgee

5 Jul 2013 9:00 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the long awaited approval of the Nimmie-Caira Project announced late yesterday by Federal Environment Minister, Mark Butler and NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodg...

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SunRice End of Year Results a Boost for Growers

28 Jun 2013 1:52 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the end of year financial results released by SunRice today and has congratulated the company on an extraordinary year.

The financial results for the 12 months to 30 Apr...

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Bitterns Boom in Rice

27 Jun 2013 12:16 PM -

Bitterns Boom in Rice is a short film about an endangered waterbird - the Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus) - and its use of rice crops in the NSW Riverina, Australia. It i...

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