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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.

“Th...

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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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Attention: Ricegrowers

5 Oct 2012 11:56 AM -

A summary of the recent pre-season meetings held by NSW Department of Primary Industries with information you need before sowing your crop is now available.

Note in particular the work on Zinc. Adding zinc may improve the survival of c...

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NFF 2012 National Congress

7 Sep 2012 2:21 PM - 22 & 23 October 2012, Canberra

Registrations are now open for the NFF 2012 National Congress, to be held at the Australian Institute of Sport Arena in Canberra on Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 October.

The Congress will focus on the food and fibre boom and the challeng...

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Rice Industry Environmental Survey

27 Aug 2012 1:40 PM - Closes 30 September 2012

In 2000 the rice industry embarked on a strategic and proactive approach to environmental management with the goal of improving the image of the industry, continual improvement in environmental management and supporting rice growers for a stron...

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Rice Vesting Review

3 Aug 2012 3:52 PM - RGA lodges submission

Ricegrowers' Association has today lodged a submission to NSW Trade & Investment in regard to the Rice Vesting Review.

Please click here to view a co...

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RGA announces Waterfind as major sponsor for its Annual Conference

31 Jul 2012 1:52 PM - "Growing our future"

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia is pleased to announce water market specialists, Waterfind, as the Platinum Sponsor for its 2012 Annual Conference.to held on 9 August in Hay.

“It’s fitting that Waterfind ha...

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GRDC UPDATE

27 Jul 2012 11:29 AM -

The GRDC Grains Research Update will be held in the Griffith at the Ex Servicemen's Club on Wednesday 1st August 2012 commecning at 9 am.

To view the GRDC Update flyer click here...

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