Dont Stop Now
has been 6 weeks since we started our social media campaign. After the initial
surge our engagement continues to rise but at a steadier pace so
please don’t stop now!
It is vital that our
members continue to share with their extended networks so that the facts about why 'Australia is the best country in the world
to grow rice" is far reaching. What is really important about growing our following is that when we post other important messages about our current fight for water they are heard by a larger audience.
On both Facebook and twitter the most popular post in
this period has been about water efficiency in rice growing:
"Australian rice growers
have improved their water efficiency by 60% in the past 15 yrs. Water use per
hectare continues to decline because of our commitment to best management
practices and the development of high yielding rice."
most far-reaching posts in this period were about our President, Rob Massina featuring on radio programs; both local and urban, with links to the
interviews. Rob talked openly about the need for a water allocation to grow rice
in this coming season, and the consequences of not having it.
After that was the post about the RGA seeking water allocations for our growers.
recent rains and decent river flows, the RGA is looking to the NSW Dept Water
to make a GS allocation on Friday 15 May. - the last opportunity for the
2019-20 season. If there’s available water, don’t hold it, give growers the
confidence to plan ahead for 2020-21."
Over the coming weeks we will be continuing these posts and continuing our fight for the viability and sustainability of the rice industry and our regional communities.
We need the support of the nation,
- and hope that you will continue your good work in supporting this campaign
In this period SunRice
have initiated a video campaign to recognise our rice growers. It makes you proud.
You can see the links to the videos on the RGA Facebook and
Check out :
- Growers Steve & Jackie
Cremasco feeding the population while protecting the environment
- Hayden Cudmore
talking about the Bitterns in Rice project providing habitat for
- And more in the coming week
You can learn about how SunRice's commitment to sustainability in everything they do. www.sunrice.com.au/sustainability