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Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement

22 May 2012 4:51 PM - Long term benefts for rice industry

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australian Inc (RGA) has acknowledged that today’s announcement by Federal Minister for Trade, the Hon. Dr Craig Emerson, of a Free Trade Agreement with Malaysia will have long term benefits for the A...

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Carbon farming

22 May 2012 4:35 PM - Government rejects rice industry's engagement

The Rice Research and Development Committee today expressed disappointment that the rice industry’s interest in participating in carbon farming had been rejected, following the government’s decision not to fund resea...

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River Reach

22 May 2012 4:29 PM - Water trading opportunities

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has encouraged all users of water – including its members and environmental users – to consider the benefits of newly available River Reach water trading opportunities.

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Eliza stars for rice industry

16 May 2012 4:32 PM - Successful Horizon Scholarship candidate

The Ricegrowers Association of Australia is pleased to announce that Carrathool student Eliza Star has been awarded a prestigious Horizon Scholarship, with the help of sponsorship from the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation r...

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Good response to stubble burning campaign

16 May 2012 4:18 PM - Successful awareness program

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia says a stubble management awareness program encouraging rice growers to burn responsibly has been a major success.

The four week radio campaign targeted the Griffith and Deniliquin regions...

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Australia's future as a food superpower

4 May 2012 3:14 PM - ... is in Government's hands

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed Prime Minister Gillard’s statement at an international summit in Melbourne last night that Australia has the potential to become a global food superpower.

RGA Pre...

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RGA recognises contribution of Stewart Ellis

3 May 2012 11:28 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has congratulated former Murray Irrigation Limited and National Irrigators’ Council Chairman, Stewart Ellis, for his outstanding contribution to irrigators and irrigation company inte...

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Stubble Burning

23 Apr 2012 10:07 AM - RGA reminds growers to monitor weather

Rice growers are warned that an expected change in weather conditions early next week (w.c. 23 April) is likely to produce unsuitable conditions for stubble burning.

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia has issued the alert...

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RGA lodges submission to MDBA on Basin Plan

13 Apr 2012 4:03 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has lodged its submission on the Draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan with MDBA.

The RGA submits that unless the basis on which the Draft Basin Plan has been developed is changed then a b...

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Opportunity for women involved in agriculture in the Riverina

13 Apr 2012 12:51 PM - Fully funded training opportunity

Murrumbidgee Rural Studies Centre has funded places available for women in the Riverina to gain part qualifications in agriculture through skills recognition.

There are 5 places for a Certificate IV in Agriculture a...

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Tax help for small business in Riverina

27 Mar 2012 10:22 AM - Free, confidential, face to face meetings

Riverina small business people, including those affected by recent natural disasters, can keep on track with tax and superannuation obligations with free and confidential one-on-one assistance visits in Griffith, Deniliquin and Wagga ...

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Extra Disaster Assistance

23 Mar 2012 10:01 AM - for NSW farms, businesses and communities

Under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), flood-affected small businesses and primary producers in the Griffith, Leeton, Lockhart, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Urana, Wagga Wagga and Young communities can access up to $...

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Stubble Burning

21 Mar 2012 12:39 PM - Media Release

With a large rice harvest due to take place this year, the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has asked farmers intending to burn stubble at the end of the season to do so responsibly.

RGA Policy Officer Andrew Bomm said ...

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NFF Blueprint for Agriculture

21 Mar 2012 11:53 AM -

The Blueprint for Australian Agriculture aims to bring together all with an interest in, or involvement with, agriculture to help shape its future direction. Farmers, transporters, retailers, consultants, rural businesses, agri...

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Carbon farming in a rice-based system

20 Mar 2012 4:18 PM - Fact Sheet February 2012

The RGA Environmental Champions Program has produced a Fact Sheet on "Carbon farming in a rice-based system". Please follow this link

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