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Women for a Living Basin

23 Feb 2012 4:54 PM - Delegation to Canberra - 29 February 2012

On 29th February there will be a delegation of women visiting Canberra to talk to key politicians on behalf of their communities.

Women and their families are invited to join them.

For more details on what this group stands for ...

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Rice Grower alert !

23 Feb 2012 9:17 AM - Army Worms in rice

There has been a reported increase in the incidence of Army Worms in rice in the past week.

There are products available to treat Army Worms which require specific management in terms of withholding periods which you must be aware of be...

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2012 Rice Field Day

20 Feb 2012 8:54 AM - "Adam Brand swaps rythm for rice"


The 2012 Rice Field Day will be held on Thursday 1 March at Rice Research Australia Pty Ltd (RRAPL), “Old Coree” via Jerilderie, ...

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Annual Rice Scholarships Awarded

6 Feb 2012 4:11 PM - RGA announces winners for 2012

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has announced the recipients of their 2012 educational scholarship awards.

The Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Laura Kaylock of Moulamein (Wakool Branch) to assi...

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Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship

4 Jan 2012 3:57 PM - Reminder - Applications close 16 January 2012

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia’s (RGA) reminds members that applications for Tertiary Scholarships are closing soon!

As part of this commitment to the industry’s long term future, each year the RGA awards tw...

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The birds are back!

20 Dec 2011 11:02 AM -

President of the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia, Inc (RGA), Les Gordon, welcomed news today that the 2010 annual aerial survey across eastern and central Australia shows the return of large numbers of birds across the region includ...

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MDBA Basin Plan Public Meeting

14 Dec 2011 1:48 PM - Griffith, 15 December 2011

The MDBA will be holding a meeting in Griffith on 8 December at the Yoogali Club, Griffith to discuss the Draft Basin Plan. The meeting will commence at 9am and finish at 12noon.

This is the Community's opportunity to let the MDBA know...

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MDBA Public Meeting

14 Dec 2011 1:38 PM - Deniliquin 16 December

The MDBA will be holding a public meeting in Deniliquin to discuss the Draft Basin Plan.

The meeting will be held at the Deniliquin Racecourse and commence at 8.30am, concluding at 11.30am.

This is the community's opportuity to ...

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Twilight PI Rice meeting & Xmas BBQ

13 Dec 2011 5:37 PM - Knagge's, Gogeldrie - 19 December

Attention Leeton & District Rice Growers

There will be a twilight Panicle Initiation (PI) meeting, combined with a Christmas BBQ, to be held at 5pm on 19 December 2011 at Garry & Marg Knagge's, Gogeldrie.

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RGA welcomes infrastructure funding

12 Dec 2011 4:52 PM - Media release

The RGA has welcomed an announcement of substantial funding for Riverina irrigation companies to modernise their systems.

To read the RGA's media release click here.

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Revised guide on water termination fee rules

6 Dec 2011 2:52 PM - ACCC media release and updated guide

The ACCC has issued a revised guide for irrigators and irrigation companies outlining their termination fee rights and obligations. See the ACCC's media release with link to the updated guide here:

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Draft Basin Plan priorities all wrong

28 Nov 2011 1:51 PM - RGA media release

RGA President Les Gordon today issued a media release criticising the MDBA's Draft Basin Plan.

Please read the media release here.  

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Benerembah ECP cluster group to promote sustainable stubble management

21 Nov 2011 10:18 AM - Funding application successful

The Benerembah cluster group of the RGA's Environmental Champions Program has received Commonwealth Government funding to run a stubble management awareness program.

For details read the RGA's media release

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NFF Blueprint for Agriculture

11 Nov 2011 4:55 PM - Rice growers invited to contribute

Last month the NFF launched the Blueprint for Australian Agriculture at Parliament House in Canberra. The Blueprint will provide the opportunity for farmers, agribusiness, rural communities and those along the food supply chain to shape the fut...

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RIRDC scholarships

11 Nov 2011 3:40 PM - Horizon scholarship for students now open

RIRDC Horizon Scholarships

A scholarship for those passionate about agriculture

Agriculture offers the most dynamic and diversified number of career pathways of any industry in Au...

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