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India: Import Duty on Pulses Revived

By Greg Simpson, Pres/CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc. A bumper Kharif pulse harvest has caused farm gate prices in India to drop dramatically and have prompted the Narendra Modi government to consider protecting farmers from falling prices by imposing duties. Pulse prices have fallen as much as 20% below the minimum [...]

Red Lentil Market Not Red Hot

By Greg Simpson, Pres/CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc. Red hot prices experienced during the 2015/2016 crop year where caused by the drought reduced crop in Canada in 2015 and the crop failures of the Rabi harvest in India two year in a row. Growers responded by planting a record 4,360,000 acres [...]

Cranberry Lentil Bread Recipe

Warm up your Holiday home with this Cranberry Lentil Bread using one of our favorites - Red Lentil Splits! Thank you to The Cookie Writer for providing this tasty baking recipe. To see the full write up and more delicious recipe's please visit. TheCookieWriter.com Recipe sponsored by Canadian Lentils [...]

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 [...]

Harvest Resumes: Last Chance

By Greg Simpson, Pres/CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc. Earlier I wrote a report on the rain and snow that halted harvest. I was a little overly optimistic when I said we would be done later in October. Little did I know that the upper level low pressure system responsible for ushering [...]

Transportation: Supply Chain Disrupted

By Greg Simpson, Pres/CEO, Simpson Seeds Inc. Supply Chain Management is a key to successful business. Just ask farmers who are looking for delivery to grain terminals or process elevators. Or, the end of the supply chain ask a flour miller, a packager or food manufacturer how important it is [...]

Snow Slows Harvest 2016

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

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

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

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 [...]