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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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Rice industry needs clear direction on Basin Plan

2 Mar 2016 9:41 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has called for the Commonwealth Government to provide certainty about the Basin Plan process from here.

RGA President Jeremy Morton said that it is time for the govern...

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Ricegrowers' Association welcomes decision on decentralisation

12 Feb 2016 9:17 AM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) today welcomed the announcement from Barnaby Joyce that the proposed relocation of APVMA had been put on hold, pending an independent cost benefit analysis.

RGA President Jeremy Morton...

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Rice Matters February 2016

5 Feb 2016 9:33 AM -

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

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DPI Water needs to improve on inter-valley trade

10 Dec 2015 10:33 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia today expressed concern that DPI Water isn’t communicating well enough on sensitive water market issues.
President Jeremy Morton claimed that the recent inter-valley trade...

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2016 Rice Industry Graduate Program - Applications NOW OPEN

7 Dec 2015 12:31 PM -

The Rice Industry Graduate Program is currently calling for applicants for the 2016 program. The 12 month program was established to provide agricultural graduates with a structured development pathway into the rice industry in Australia. The...

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Applications for the RGA 2016 tertiary scholarships now open

2 Dec 2015 11:00 AM -

Applications for the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia’s (RGA) Tertiary Scholarships are now open.

For over 80 years, the RGA has provided a str...

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RGA congratulates Bruce Simpson on his term

23 Nov 2015 10:04 AM -

The RGA has congratulated Bruce Simpson on his successful tenure as Murray Irrigation chairman and welcomed new chair Mark Robertson to the role.

President Jeremy Morton said that Mr Simpson had made an enormous con...

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Blown out of the water - inaugural Women in Water Night Out a success

13 Nov 2015 11:16 AM -

The inaugural Women in Water Night Out hosted by Murray Irrigation Limited and Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia has been a success.

The free ladies event was held at the Blighty Recreation Hall on Wednesday the...

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Rice Matters November 2015

9 Nov 2015 8:38 AM -

For a copy of the Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Rice Matters Newsletter - November 2015 edition please download here. 

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