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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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RGA welcomes rice price clarity

22 Oct 2015 9:38 AM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) today welcomed SunRice's announcement of a guaranteed minimum price for the 2016 crop.

RGA President Jeremy Morton said that the announcement would help growers with t...

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RGA calls for continuing progress on rice market access

7 Oct 2015 8:59 AM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) today welcomed the inclusion of better rice access into Japan as part of the TPP agreement. The TPP will ensure access for 6,000 tonnes a year of Australian rice int...

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Drill Sow field walks a success

6 Oct 2015 3:05 PM -

For rice growers wanting to drill sow this season, weed control and good drainage are key to a successful crop according to growers at field walks held by Rice Extension on 29th and 30th September.

44 growers...

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Drilling Ahead

6 Oct 2015 9:19 AM -

Jerilderie rice farmers have highlighted the benefits of drill sowing rice in the Riverina region of NSW.

David and Rick Bryce of Kobar Farming Company Pty Lt...

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Environmental benefits of Riverina rice continue to stack up

22 Sep 2015 2:41 PM -

An innovative bird tracking project is highlighting the environmental benefits of rice growing in the Riverina region of NSW.

Ricegrowers Association Environmental Projects Manager Neil Bull said that the return of a satellite track...

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Environmental benefits of Riverina rice continue to stack up

22 Sep 2015 2:35 PM -

An innovative bird tracking project is highlighting the environmental benefits of rice growing in the Riverina region of NSW.

Ricegrowers Association Environmental Projects Manager Neil Bull said that the return of a satellite track...

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