Cliff Jamieson

Canadian Grains Analyst
Cliff Jamieson

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.

Recent Blogs by Author

  • This chart compares the average prairie canola basis over the upcoming months as of Feb. 22 2018 (blue bars) as well as calculated a year ago (brown bars). (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)

    The average prairie canola basis has remained steady over the past week, while it narrows through the month of July. It remains much stronger than seen this time last year, despite February...

  • The blue line represents the weekly volume of all grains unloaded at Pacific terminals for the current crop year, while the brown line represents weekly volumes unloaded in 2016/17. Weekly volumes have trailed the previous crop year's volumes in 17 of the 28 weeks this crop year. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)

    Grain volumes unloaded at West Coast terminals have fallen for four straight weeks, while the week 28 car spot in the country is the poorest weekly performance seen this crop year.