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Rice industry welcomes government R&D announcement

24 Jun 2016 9:58 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia and rice food company SunRice today welcomed the Coalition’s announcement of an additional $4m in R&D funding for rice production in Northern Australia.

Funded through t...

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RGA calls on federal leadership on water releases

21 Jun 2016 12:27 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has today called on Commonwealth water agencies to help resolve confusion about environmental water releases in the Murrumbidgee catchment.


RGA President Jeremy Morton said that...

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RGA questions water release actions

14 Jun 2016 10:46 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has questioned the release of huge volumes of water from Murrumbidgee storages over the past week.

RGA President Jeremy Morton said that the current system of environm...

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Innovator’s June 23-24

10 Jun 2016 11:52 AM -

Rice Extension is hosting their “Innovator's Club” workshop in Coleambally Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June. This will be the third in a series of workshops targeted at young farmers and agri-professionals, with the aim to improve participant’s ...

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RGA calls for targeted black spot funding

26 May 2016 8:34 AM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the Commonwealth Government's announcement for an additional $60m funding to address mobile black spots in rural Australia.

RGA President Jeremy Morton sa...

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RGA calls for commitment on MDBA relocation

12 May 2016 11:13 AM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) has called for both major parties to commit to moving MDBA functions out of Canberra if they win the federal election.

RGA President Jeremy Morton said that the curren...

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RICE MATTERS MAY 2016

5 May 2016 9:13 AM -

For a copy of the Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Rice Matters Newsletter - May 2016 edition please download here. 


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RGA welcomes amendments

5 May 2016 8:42 AM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the passage of amendments to the Water Act through federal parliament.

RGA President Jeremy Morton said that both major political parties should be commen...

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RGA calls for cooperation ahead of key Basin Plan meeting

21 Apr 2016 4:18 PM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) has called for Basin States and the Commonwealth to reach agreement on key water savings measures ahead of looming Basin Plan deadlines.

RGA President Jeremy Morton said that outcome...

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RGA welcomes Murray Irrigation Snowy offer

18 Apr 2016 4:32 PM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed Murray Irrigation's efforts to secure early water access for irrigators next season.

RGA President Jeremy Morton said that the proposed Snowy advance is a good initiati...

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Growers asked to burn responsibly

15 Apr 2016 1:24 PM -

With the 2016 rice harvest underway, the rice industry’s extension officers have asked farmers burning stubble to do so responsibly.

Rice Extension Officer Gae Plunkett said it was important that growers take all possible steps to ...

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Government report confirms buyback effect on irrigators

6 Apr 2016 4:55 PM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) have welcomed a government report confirming the Commonwealth’s influence on water market prices in the southern Murray darling Basin.

Mr Morton said that the Aither r...

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Rice Industry Graduate for 2016 announced

14 Mar 2016 11:27 AM -

Rice Extension is pleased to announce the Rice Industry Graduate for 2016, Miss Courtney Dillon. Miss Dillon completed her Bachelor of Ag Science with Hons at Sydney University in 2015.

“I am honoured to have been s...

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RGA welcomes advisory council appointment

8 Mar 2016 2:51 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce’s appointment of water policy expert Perin Davey to his Agricultural Industry Advisory Council.

RGA President Jeremy Mo...

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Smarter farming shines at the Rice Industry Field Day

8 Mar 2016 2:39 PM -

The rice industry’s premier research showcase, the Rice Field Day, was hosted at ‘Old Coree’ Jerilderie last Thursday and attended by 350 rice growers and agribusiness professionals.

The theme for 2016 was ‘Smarter ...

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