Cliff Jamieson

Canadian Grains Analyst

Cliff Jamieson was born and raised on a family farm at Flaxcombe, a town in west-central Saskatchewan close to the Alberta border. Cliff graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1987 with a degree in agriculture, majoring in economics, as well as Athabasca University with a masters in business administration in 1996.

 

Cliff has worked primarily as a merchant for the past 25 years in the western Canadian grain industry. He has a passion for the study of the markets and working with producers to help identify and manage potential market risks.

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  • Canadian beef was among the winners in the new trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada, as the USMCA helped secure duty-free access for the Canadian beef cattle sector. (DTN photo by Elaine Shein)

    Trade Deal's Wins, Losses

    Canadian views of the USMCA trade deal are as varied as weather across Canada, with a mixture of accolades and concerns. The majority of Canada's ag industry appears happy with the deal, according to commodity groups. Here are...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Wheat futures played a leadership role over the session, while a late-session rally pushed wheat prices to solid gains given more trade rumors from Russia. Weather remains a supportive feature for the row crop harvest. Outside...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Despite bearish USDA data released Friday, a higher U.S. dollar Monday, and bearish export inspections data released for soybeans and wheat, row crops led the move higher. Bullish export inspection data released for corn, Midwest...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    It was a risk-off day for commodities on Thursday, with energy, metals and grains under pressure, the latter still feeling the sting of Wednesday's bearish USDA report. This is despite the U.S. dollar index that reached two-week...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Wednesday's USDA report was viewed as bearish for wheat, corn and soybeans while the USD index showed weakness. Outside commodities, such as gold and crude oil, traded higher, with crude reacting to supportive inventory data...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Light, cautious trade was seen on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's USDA reports. The U.S. dollar traded higher on Tuesday, following a report that shows a record 6.94 million job openings in July. This weighed on ag commodities, but did...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Wheat markets lost steam on Thursday after leading the grains higher on global supply concerns in the previous session. The higher U.S. dollar was a bearish factor, while traders continue to watch the ongoing NAFTA negotiations in...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Grains finished higher Wednesday, led by wheat as traders react to more uncertainty over the availability of exportable supplies in the 2018/19 crop year. Weaker U.S. dollar trade was a supportive feature, while outside markets...

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    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    It was largely a risk-off day on Tuesday, with continued favorable weather and production prospects out-weighing this week's news of a trade agreement with Mexico and details of an aid package. Of the major ag commodities, only...