TWO local irrigation figures have warned Riverland growers to be wary of purchasing extra water, after Monday’s opening allocation announcement saw a spike in market prices.
RIVERLAND growers are being urged to look at the long-term sustainability of their crops as water prices escalate due to high demand and low rainfall.
A GROUP of South Australian businesses – including the Riverland-based Central Irrigation Trust (CIT) – will be allowed to negotiate a joint electricity contract in an effort to reduce power costs.
THE announcement that South Australian farmers could receive as little as 36 per cent of their water allocation has come as a “surprise” to a number of Riverland irrigators.
IRRIGATORS feeling the pinch from rising electricity rates could be in for a reprieve, following a draft ruling that would see SA Power Networks’ prices reduced.