The Pulse – Spring Newsletter

Lentil Markets Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic These are unprecedented times we live in. The last global pandemic was in 1918 as the Spanish flu wiped out much of the population. As a matter of fact, my great grandparents had just settled in the Lady Lake region in Northeastern Saskatchewan. [...]

COVID-19 MESSAGE

Nourishing the World Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. During this time, I wanted to reach out and update you on how we’re approaching the situation at Simpson Seeds [...]

The Pulse – Winter Newsletter

Global Market Access: Exporting Canadian pulses has been hindered by a rise in many geo-political, non-tariff, and nutritional barriers. Geo-political issues such as market access to Iran is one on many examples Read Full Newsletter

The Pulse – Fall Newsletter

Celebrating 40 Years On August 13th, 1979, Simpson Seeds Inc was incorporated.  My parents, Jim and Helen Simpson, had worked hard to grow the family farm. Jim inspired us to consider diversification from the Canadian Wheat Board controlled grains that held us back from our full potential. Read Full [...]

The Pulse – Spring Newsletter

Climate Change Fake News, Overstated or Real? This past winter was the coldest winter in Saskatchewan since 1936. Many were praying for Global Warming and making all kinds of jokes about the media outlets doing their best to convince us that our human activity is the cause for all this [...]

The Pulse – Winter Newsletter

Winds of Change Wind is always blowing in Saskatchewan. In fact, it blows with such veracity that comedians have made fun of the windy conditions we live in. Heard the one about if the wind in Saskatchewan ever stopped blowing we would all fall over! Then there are terms used [...]

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 [...]