New 500,000 tonne market on offer as India opens its doors for Aussie malt barley

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated May 24 2020 - 10:53pm, first published February 10 2020 - 10:23am
Australian Export Grain Innovation Centre barley technical markets manager Mary Raynes in a six-row barley crop in India. AEGIC has been working with the Indian malt sector to highlight how Australian barley could be used in the subcontinent.

AUSTRALIAN exporters could be sending malt barley to India as soon as April after the Indian government removed a critical phytosanitary requirement that acted as a roadblock to sales to the subcontinental nation.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.

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