The Pulse – Summer Newsletter

MARKET UPDATE - Demand has been limited as buyers continue to receive cheaper offers from the trade. As I am writing this update on August 16th, harvest has been well underway for about two weeks in Southern Saskatchewan for lentils and fi eld peas. The dry conditions during the growing [...]

The Pulse – Spring Newsletter

Gulfood Show - The Value of Connecting Attending international food shows continue to play an important part in our business. These shows give us the opportunity to meet with current customers as well as find potential new customers to grow our exports in multiple regions. Meeting face to face in [...]

The Pulse – Winter Newsletter

Nourishing the World I have been saying to all our customers and our employees at Simpson Seeds Inc. “We have new opportunities and new possibilities in this season!” It is exciting to see how your continued support of our company has enabled us to bring our Brand Promise of good [...]

The Pulse – Fall Newsletter

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 [...]

The Pulse – Winter Newsletter

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 [...]

The Pulse – Summer Newsletter

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 [...]

The Pulse – Spring Newsletter

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 [...]

The Pulse – Winter Newsletter

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 [...]

The Pulse – Summer Newsletter

Special Guest Farm/Crop Tour We were fortunate enough to be asked to host a tour of Food Bloggers of Canada which includes Food Network Canada as well as magazine writers from Chatelaine, Canada Living and Taste of Home. Perhaps the most well known guest was the Lentil Hunter himself, [...]

Love Your Lentils Newsletter

The New Love Lentils Committee This May was an exciting month! We decided to form a committee dedicated to bringing lentils to SSI staff for the entire month..... To read more of the first Love Your Lentils Newsletter, please click the button below. Read Full Newsletter

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