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2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show

18 Mar 2013 3:25 PM - RGA hosts educational display

Ricegrowers' Association of Australia will be hosting an educational display at the 2013 Royal Easter Show in the "Food Farm" Pavilion. The displays in this Pavilion are focussed on educating young school children. It is hoped that ...

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Regional Field Days back in 2013

20 Feb 2013 11:24 AM - Put Rice Field Days in your diary!

This year’s rice field days are taking on a local flavour!

RIRDC Rice R&D Committee Chairman Ian Mason said that this year offered a great opportunity for growers to hear from researchers in their local area.


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Annual Rice Scholarships Awarded

12 Feb 2013 10:27 AM - Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship & Peter Connor Book Award

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has announced the recipients of their 2013 educational scholarship awards.

The Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Amy McAllister (Deniliquin Branch) to assist her t...

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2013 Telstra Australian Business Awards

11 Feb 2013 4:36 PM - Nominations now open!

Nominations for the 2013 Telstra Australian Business Awards are now open.

For 21 years the Awards have highlighted the achievements of the small and medium business community.

All businesses nominated - they can...

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2013 World Environment Day Awards

11 Feb 2013 4:17 PM - Nominations close1 May 2013

The United Nations Association of Australian has announced that their "2013 World Environment Day Awards" close on Wednesday, 1 May 2013.

Award Categories:

  • PM's Environmentalist of ...

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Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship

2 Jan 2013 3:53 PM - 2013 applications close soon!

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) reminds members that applications for tertiary scholarships are closing soon!

“As part of our commitment to the industry’s long term future, each year the RGA awards two...

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NSW Irrigators' Council

1 Jan 2013 5:13 PM - Monthly Update

The NSW Irrigators' Council Monthly Update is available at the following website:


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RGA welcomes NSW Government vesting outcome

19 Dec 2012 9:25 AM - Vesting extended to 30 June 2017

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia, Inc. (RGA) today welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of an extension of the current rice marketing system to 30 June 2017, with a review of the sole and exclusive export arrangement ...

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Good news for Murrumbidgee Valley irrigators

12 Dec 2012 3:47 PM - Minister announces Round 3 funding

The Hon Tony Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities announced this week that the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) will be a Delivery Partner in Round Three of the On-Farm Irrigatio...

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More good news for the Australian rice industry

6 Dec 2012 3:09 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has today congratulated local rice growers Gary and Marg Knagge on their achievement in the 2012 NSW Farmer of the Year awards.

RGA President, Les Gordon, said “as one of the t...

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Bell's attempts to dismantle vesting threaten rice industry's future

5 Dec 2012 11:46 AM - Media Release

The RGA says continued attempts by SunRice’s second largest shareholder, rice grower Colin Bell to dismantle vesting threaten the viability of the Riverina rice industry and the regional families and communities that rely upon it.

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Bitterns boom in rice

5 Dec 2012 11:36 AM - Study producing exciting results

Gas guns are not the only thing booming in the rice this summer. A pioneering study aimed at learning more about the endangered Australasian Bittern and its use of rice is already producing some exciting results.

The Ricegrowers&...

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Queensland Fruit Fly

29 Nov 2012 9:29 AM - Important message from Riverina Biosecurity Incorporated

Queensland Fruit fly - It is Everyone's Problem

The Queensland fruit fly is Australia's worst fruit pest, costing fruit growers $100 million a year in lost income and eradication. Poorly mainta...

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Good news continues for Australian rice industry

28 Nov 2012 1:20 PM - SunRice wins export Award!

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has today congratulated SunRice for being named National Regional Exporter at the 50th Australian Export Awards in Canberra last night.

RGA President, Les Gordon, said &ld...

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Chemical spray drift

27 Nov 2012 2:59 PM - Information for growers

The RGA has released information for growers on managing their spray drift liability this summer. With increased cotton plantings in the rice growing area, growers are encouraged to become familiar with their responsibilities and adopt best pra...

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