Media Releases

2019 Media Releases - View previous Media Releases here.

230190618 Lets Fix it Bridgit

Posted on 6/18/2019
Eight days into her new role as Minister for Agriculture, Senator the Honourable Bridget McKenzie was in Leeton talking rice with RGA and SunRice.

20190509 Murray Darling outcomes not numbers - stop killing our Rivers & Communities

Posted on 5/9/2019
The ‘450GL Up Water Program’ that Tony Burke wants to fast track is deeply flawed and will not only fail to deliver environmental outcomes, but actually risks significant environmental damage while simultaneously hammering a final nail into the coffi

20190413 Time to Cut the Crap on the Murray Darling Basin Plan

Posted on 4/13/2019
The constant push to highlight the different views rather than focus on the common ground may suit a political outcome but it is ripping Murray Darling Basin communities apart. Time to cut the crap o the MDBP.

RGA encourages growers not to burn stubble during Easter and Anzac Day public holidays

Posted on 4/12/2019
The RGA,, Griffith City Council, Leeton Shire Council, Murrumbidgee Shire Council, and the Irrigation Research and Extension Committee (IREC) remind farmers who are planning to burn stubble, to do so responsibly.

Murray communities shortchanged by increasing River losses.

Posted on 4/2/2019
“The Ricegrowers Association of Australia (RGA) has been concerned about losses required to run the Murray River for some time and this report confirms our worst fears with a 39% increase in losses when compared to similar years.” RGA President Jerem

Basin Communities are Cannon Fodder in Labor's quest for power

Posted on 3/29/2019
The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) is absolutely disgusted that Murray Darling Basin Communities are seen by the Australian Labor Party as nothing more than cannon fodder in its quest to become the next Federal Government. “The media

Next Season’s Water Availability – NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee

Posted on 2/15/2019
In response to member concerns, the RiceGrowers’ Association (RGA) has contacted the NSW Department of Industry – Water, to seek clarification in the event dry conditions prevail, that any General Security carry-over water will be fully available in

RGA's response to the SA Royal Commission report on MDBP

Posted on 2/5/2019
The RiceGrowers’ Association has always argued that social and economic considerations must be given equal weight with environmental consideration in the Murray Darling Basin Plan (MDBP). Consequently we reject the South Australian Royal Commission

Scholarship application period extended

Posted on 2/2/2019
We are extending the scholarship application period by a week, so if you are eligible and have oniy just heard about this great opportunity - apply now!

Troy Mauger appointed as new Rice Extension Coordinator

Posted on 1/24/2019
Graeme Kruger, Executive Director of the Ricegrowers’ Association (RGA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Troy Mauger at the helm of the Rice Extension Team. Rice Extension is a program funded by AgriFutures Australia and administered by th

Ricegrowers' Association Tertiary Scholarships Applications Open

Posted on 1/9/2019
Applications are open until 31st January 2019 for the Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship valued at $10,000 to assist with the costs of Tertiary education, and the Peter Connor Book Award which provides $3,000 to assist with the cost of books and course

Careers - Leadership Project Coordinator

Posted on 1/8/2018
Reporting to the RGA Policy Manager, the Rice Industry Leadership Project Coordinator will work with the Rice Industry Leadership Taskforce to determine the leadership needs of the Rice Industry and design and deliver a program that meets those needs