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 [...]

Harvest Progressing Well: Lentils Mainly #2 and X3 Quality

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By Greg Simpson, Pres/CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc. Farmers in the Moose Jaw area finally had several days of favorable harvest weather. The weather turned sunny and warm on Friday, August 27th which allowed the lentil harvest to resume with no weather delays for one full week. The weather forecast is [...]

The Pulse – Summer Newsletter

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2016 - Record Lentil Crop Anticipated The free market is doing its job. This past year, lentil growers have been rewarded well with new record high prices. I had reported last fall that gross receipts for lentils would set a new record. My earlier estimates have been revised up [...]

India Sub-Continent Monsoon: Key to Red Lentil Price Support

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By Greg Simpson, Pres/CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc. Monsoon season has arrived in India. Monsoon is a term first used in English in Briton Indian (now India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan) and neighbouring countries to refer to the big seasonal winds blowing from the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea in the [...]

Simpson Seeds Named Canada’s Best Managed Company

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Simpson Seeds Inc. was a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program in 2012 and has demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully achieved the designation as a Gold Standard member in 2015. CEO, Greg Simpson attended the celebration gala in Toronto last month for Simpson Seeds.  We are [...]

Early Start to Seeding 2016/2017 Crop

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By Greg Simpson, Pres/CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc. Seeding is well underway. This year we started seeding on April 27th. This is one of the earliest starts to seeding in many years. The field conditions on our farm are excellent. The soil profile is saturated down 4 feet. It is always [...]

Lentils – The Breakfast of Champions!

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This week we are featuring items for the most important meal of the day “Breakfast”. Many people find it difficult to have breakfast in the morning as they are busy with getting kids off to school, squeezing in a workout and getting to work. By consuming lentils in a breakfast [...]

May is Love Your Lentils Month

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It's that time of the year again where we celebrate the month of May as Love Your Lentils Month! During the month of May Simpson Seeds will be sharing food items in the staff lunch rooms that feature lentils. Lentils are packed full of health benefits that we can enjoy [...]

The Pulse – Spring Newsletter

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Upcoming Crops and Seed Availability It’s been hard for farmers to not think about the upcoming crop as they have been driving around looking at their brown fields almost every month of this winter. Also record high lentil prices have got everyone licking their chops to get another lentil [...]

Pulses Conclave & Gulfood Shows

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This February we travelled to attend The Pulse Conclave in Jaipur, India. The conference hosted just over 1100 delegates. The focus of The Pulse Conclave was to provide a platform to give updates on various pulse outlooks as well as to launch 2016 International Year of Pulses in India. Those [...]

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