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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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Ricegrowers Help Politicians Understand the Importance of Agriculture

26 Jun 2013 1:26 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has proudly supported an initiative of the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) to remind all federal parliamentarians of the importance of agriculture to the Australian community...

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Workshops to Keep Farmers' Heads Above Water

19 Jun 2013 10:27 AM -

Farmers in the Murray and Murrumbidgee Valleys will have access to key irrigation industry insiders at two Water Use Planning Workshops being run next week by the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) through funding from the Murrum...

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Follow our 2013 Nuffield Scholars

17 Jun 2013 4:08 PM -

Our 2013 Nuffield Scholars, Antony Vagg and Peter Kaylock, are currently on their overseas study tour. While they are away, you can follow their adventures via their blogs.

Antony's is here...

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Position Vacant

14 Jun 2013 10:55 AM - Rice Industry Extension Co-ordinator (full-time): Leeton, NSW

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) was recently successful in applying to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) for the role of co-ordinating rice industry extension services, funde...

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Rice Marketing Board Appointments Welcomed by RGA

14 Jun 2013 10:47 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) welcomes the two appointments to the Rice Marketing Board (RMB) announced this morning.

Doug Hocking and John Culleton have both been appointed for a four year term by NSW Primary Industr...

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Environmental Champions Program recognised at Landcare awards

7 Jun 2013 10:30 AM - The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia’s (RGA) Environmental Champions Program has been

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia’s (RGA) Environmental Champions Program has been recognised at the Murrumbidgee Regional Landcare Awards held in Wagga Wagga on Wednesday.

The program, which is one of the RGA’...

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RGA welcomes new Communications & Policy Officer

6 Jun 2013 9:36 AM - The RGA is delighted to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Stott

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Stott to the position of Communications and Policy Officer commencing this week.

Elizabeth will be based in the Leeton office an...

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Funding boost for rice stubble management research

31 May 2013 3:02 PM - Rice industry efforts on stubble management to continue

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia’s Environmental Champions Program (ECP) will receive $50,000 to explore innovative options for rice stubble management, courtesy of the Commonwealth government’s Caring for our Country...

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Irrigation Australia

18 Apr 2013 3:20 PM - Regional Conference 2013

Hopefully by now you will all have heard that the 2013 Regional Conference is being held in Griffith, NSW. Griffith is located in the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, providing an ideal location for this event.

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