India ponders pulse import limits

India is contemplating import duties on peas and lentils, says a commodity markets specialist. In an article he wrote for the Hindu Business Line, G. Chandrashekhar said the Indian government is at its wits end trying to figure out how to prop up low pulse prices. Market rates for pigeon peas are 20 percent below […] Read more

Canada, Australia benefit from India’s poor harvest

Canadian pulse growers are not the only ones benefitting from India’s recent run of disappointing harvests. Australia set a single month desi chickpea export record in November, shipping 465,131 tonnes of the crop. That’s nearly double the previous high of 239,552 tonnes set in December 2012. “(Exports) are staggering,” said Brian Clancey, editor of Stat […] Read more