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 [...]

Pulse Markets: India Rabi Harvest 2016

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By Greg Simpson, Pres/CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc. The lack of rain in the lentil production areas in India has stressed the growing conditions and yields are once again expected to meet expectations. However, there has been a glimmer of hope as the temperatures cooled somewhat and some much [...]

Food Bloggers of Canada Interview

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This is a big year for pulse promotions all around the world and Simpson Seeds loves the opportunity to spread the word about our passion for lentils. Last week Food Bloggers of Canada (FBC) spoke with Elyce Simpson Fraser who is the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Simpson [...]

The Pulse – Winter Newsletter

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Lentils Set Record: $1.5 Billion Gross Receipts We all had high expectations for the 2015/2016 lentils to produce a good crop, especially as we entered the spring with great soil moisture. Most farm land was saturated well below the 4 foot level, so all we needed was a couple [...]