The Pulse – Fall Newsletter

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The Downside to High Prices As you know, I farm a multi-generational farm with my brothers, my son and my nephews. We all look forward to the windfall season when we can get a combination of good yields and good prices. Land and operating costs are up and we [...]

Snack Attack – Lentil Cookies

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Snack Attack - Lentil Cookies have been a favourite in our family and in Simpson Seeds staff lunch rooms, for many years. Thank you to our loving Grandmother (Helen Simpson) who has baked countless batches for everyone to enjoy. We hope you enjoy this recipe and our lentils as [...]

Swift Current Plant – Full Speed Ahead

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Our new Swift Current processing plant is full speed ahead. Operations are running smoothly allowing us to take on new products that weren’t possible with the smaller capacity plant. We are able to process green peas, yellow peas, canary seed and an increased volume of all red and green lentil [...]

India: Import Duty on Pulses Revived

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By Greg Simpson, Pres/CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc. A bumper Kharif pulse harvest has caused farm gate prices in India to drop dramatically and have prompted the Narendra Modi government to consider protecting farmers from falling prices by imposing duties. Pulse prices have fallen as much as 20% below the minimum [...]

Red Lentil Market Not Red Hot

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By Greg Simpson, Pres/CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc. Red hot prices experienced during the 2015/2016 crop year where caused by the drought reduced crop in Canada in 2015 and the crop failures of the Rabi harvest in India two year in a row. Growers responded by planting a record 4,360,000 acres [...]

Cranberry Lentil Bread Recipe

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Warm up your Holiday home with this Cranberry Lentil Bread using one of our favorites - Red Lentil Splits! Thank you to The Cookie Writer for providing this tasty baking recipe. To see the full write up and more delicious recipe's please visit. TheCookieWriter.com Recipe sponsored by Canadian Lentils [...]

The Pulse – Winter Newsletter

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President Elect Trump Impact On Pulses Donald Trump will be the 45th US President when his inauguration takes place on January 20th, 2017. Until this time, there will be speculation as to the impact Trump’s new policies will have on the economy, on trade, and on commodities. The stock [...]

Harvest Resumes: Last Chance

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By Greg Simpson, Pres/CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc. Earlier I wrote a report on the rain and snow that halted harvest. I was a little overly optimistic when I said we would be done later in October. Little did I know that the upper level low pressure system responsible for ushering [...]

Transportation: Supply Chain Disrupted

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By Greg Simpson, Pres/CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc. Supply Chain Management is a key to successful business. Just ask farmers who are looking for delivery to grain terminals or process elevators. Or, the end of the supply chain ask a flour miller, a packager or food manufacturer how important it is [...]

Snow Slows Harvest 2016

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By Greg Simpson, Pres/CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc. Snow in October is unusual but this is not the first nor will it be the last time we will experience snow in early October. For example, we had snow in the first week of October in 1996.  Check out this quote from [...]

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