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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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State water metering project

11 Nov 2011 3:09 PM - Murrumbidgee CARM project

State Water is currently implementing the Murrumbidgee Computer Aided River Management (CARM) Project, involving the installation of new telemetry-enabled meters throughout the system. Further information can be found through the following link...

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CEWH water trading

9 Nov 2011 11:47 AM - Discussion paper

The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH) has released a discussion paper on the trading of water from the Commonwealth environmental water portfolio. A link to that paper can be found here:

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RGA student scholarships

27 Oct 2011 1:32 PM - Application form now available

The RGA is pleased to annouce that applications are now open for its 2012 Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship and Peter Connor Book Award. Click here to download an application form.

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MI extends deadline for three year plans

6 Oct 2011 12:22 PM - MI media release

Murrumbidgee Irrigation has extended the deadline for growers to apply for three year farm plans, which will allow flexibility in meeting their rice area limits. Click here for MI's media...

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Copper sulphate snail treatment

5 Oct 2011 4:48 PM - Snailblitz now available

The APVMA has now granted a permit for the use of copper sulphate for the treatment of snails in rice. In conjunction with chemical compnay RCI, the RGA has arranged for the supply of Snailblitz through the following outlets:

Rawlinson ...

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Murray Valley Water announcements

2 Sep 2011 11:14 AM - Allocations remain low

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia, Inc. (RGA) has expressed its disappointment at continuing low water allocations for NSW Murray Valley irrigators, following yesterday’s announcement by the NSW Office of Water of a 15 per c...

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RGA welcomes SunRice director election result

25 Aug 2011 11:00 AM - RGA media release

The RGA has issued a media release welcoming the results of the SunRice election for grower member directors.

The media release can be read here.

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MI reintroduces three year plans

18 Aug 2011 11:00 AM - MI media release

Following consultation with the RGA, Murrumbidgee Irrigation has announced the reintroduction of three year plans to give growers added flexibility in meeting their annual rice planting limit.

Read MI's media release

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On-farm irrigation efficiency

12 Jul 2011 3:00 PM - RGA press release

The RGA has issued a statement regarding the government's decision not to fund on-farm irrigation efficiency projects in the Murrumbidgee Valley.

Read the media release here.

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