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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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Final Basin Plan "least worst" outcome

22 Nov 2012 2:50 PM - Basin Plan tabled at Parliament

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) today said the final Murray Darling Basin Plan tabled by Minister Burke in the Federal Parliament is the “least worst” outcome we could have expected from a process that has been...

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Bitten by the Bittern bug

19 Nov 2012 5:13 PM - Rice growers do their bit

This summer, rice growers across the Riverina are being urged to keep their eyes and ears peeled for the endangered Australasian Bittern. The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA), Birdlife Australia and other local organisations ha...

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Personal Property Security Register

19 Nov 2012 10:18 AM - New laws introduced

New personal property security laws have been introduced by the Commonwealth Government to assist with borrowing against property such as crops, livestock, farm machinery and agricultural products. However, these assets could be at risk if a di...

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Two rice growers awarded 2013 Nuffield Scholarships

30 Oct 2012 3:57 PM - Antony Vagg and Peter Kaylock awarded scholarships

The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation’s (RIRDC) Rice R&D Committee Chair Ian Mason has welcomed Friday’s announcement that two rice growers have been awarded Nuffield Scholarships for 2013.


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Purchase your snail treatment product early to avoid missing out

29 Oct 2012 3:25 PM -

NSW DPI are advising that snails could again be a problem for rice crops this year, especially in return rice paddocks.

Due to the lag time between manufacturers getting information about demand and being able to bring copper sulphate p...

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Basin Plan Consultation - The joke's on us!

26 Oct 2012 12:22 PM - RGA Media Release

The Federal Government has today made an announcement which proves it has caved in to the South Australian Government. The same state Government which has continually and convincingly shown no interest in working with all other stakeholders in ...

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Rice Scholarships now open

22 Oct 2012 12:45 PM - 2013 Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship

Applications for the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia’s (RGA) 2013 Tertiary Scholarships are now open.

The RGA was formed in 1930 to unite the small group of pioneer rice growers into an effective and cohesive force. T...

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Modelling constraints won't make them go away!

10 Oct 2012 11:27 AM - Media Release - Basin Plan

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has expressed dismay at the modelling of the relaxation of operational constraints in the southern connected Murray Darling Basin system released today by the Murray Darling Basin Authority....

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Managing ducks

9 Oct 2012 4:07 PM - Licence arrangements

If rice growers are going to invite licensed shooters to manage ducks on their property this season, an Occupiers Licence from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is required. This can be obtained by calling 02 6966 8109. Please click on th...

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