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.

Recent Blogs by Author

  • This chart shows the trend in the year-over-year change in seeded acre estimates for selected Canadian crops. The blue bars represent the change calculated based on January AAFC estimates, while the brown bars represent the most recent March estimates. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)

    Seeded acre estimates for 2019 can be viewed as moving targets as the industry tries to get a handle on trade with China and how Canada's exports will be affected. Between AAFC's January and...

  • This chart highlights the evolution of AAFC's monthly canola export forecasts starting in January 2018 to March 2019 (blue bars), as measured against the primary vertical axis. The black line with markers represents the monthly forecast for ending stocks, measured against the secondary vertical axis. The red bar represents actual exports for 2017-18, while the green bar represents AAFC's forecast for 2019-20. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)

    The situation facing Canada's canola trade with China has become more dire with this month's government supply and demand reports pointing to a sharp cut in expected exports. The March export...