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

  • Monday marks the second day of failure at the November canola contract's 20-day moving average. The green line on the second study shows a less-bearish approach to trade on the part of commercial traders on Monday. The green bars of the lower histogram shows commercial traders holding a record net-long futures position, as of July 16, while the blue bars show noncommercial traders holding a record net-short futures position. (DTN ProphetX chart)

    In recent days, November canola has reached a fresh low in its sideways trading pattern, while also falling short of testing the highs reached over this period. CFTC data shows commercial...

  • This chart highlights the good-to-excellent ratings released by Alberta Agriculture this season. While the crop conditions have been tweaked up and down in the July 16 report, ratings have stabilized this month and are relatively close to where they were reported this time last year. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)

    Cool conditions across Alberta along with continued dry conditions across the province have slowed crop development in July, although the crop condition has stabilized in recent weeks with most...