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

The Pulse – Spring Newsletter

Simpson Seeds Achieves HACCP Certification The Global Food Safety Initiative has grown in popularity in recent years. As consumers become educated about their food, they are taking an interest in how their food is grown and in the supply chain all the way to the plate in front of [...]

The Pulse – Winter Newsletter

New Products Contain Pulse Ingredients Agriculture Canada conducted an analysis in the North American market of new products containing pulse ingredients. This analysis confirmed the trend to use ingredients such as lentils, lentil fl our, lentil extract, chick peas, pea fl our, pea starch, pea protein, pea fi ber, [...]

The Pulse – Summer Newsletter

Celebrating 35 Years On August 13th, 1979, Simpson Seeds Inc. was incorporated. The founding directors were Jim, Tom, John and Greg Simpson. The genesis of this company was driven by the need to find a way for the farm to survive poor commodity prices and to generate enough revenue [...]

The Pulse – Spring Newsletter

Trucker Strike: Adding Insult to Injury We are all fully aware of the problems with the railroads not moving our grain to market. The trucker strike just added insult to injury. The poor level of service by CN and CP rail was already taking its toll on the shipments. [...]

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