Murray Irrigation Limited Removes Rice Growing Rules

5 Jul 2017 3:24 PM -
The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) welcomes Murray Irrigation Limited’s (MIL) announcement to no longer place restrictions on the growing of rice in the Murray Valley by removing their Rice Growing Rules. Instead, the MIL Rice Growing Rules will be replaced with Rice Growing Guidelines developed in collaboration with the RGA and Rice Extension.

RGA President, Jeremy Morton said, “Since the commencement of the year, the RGA and its Murray Valley representatives have been working with MIL to seek the removal of these rules, while implementing a framework that not only ensures the current water table levels are maintained but also encourages increased rice production and water use across the system.”

“We consider this announcement a significant win for the RGA and MIL rice growers.”