Tariff-free access for lentils to India is set to continue until March 2025 and could see the crop earning more popularity in Australia.
Lentil prices were shining during the 2023 cropping year, with plenty of success reported throughout the Wimmera and Mallee.
Initially, the tariff-free access to India was to cease on March 31. However, the extension has been welcomed by those in the cropping sector.
Rupanyup grower and Grain Producers Australia southern region director Andrew Weidemann said 2023 had been a good year for lentils.
“It has been a real growth phase for the crop,” he said.