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

  • Alberta producers battled adverse weather in the past week but still achieved harvest progress overall. As of Oct. 17, Alberta Agriculture estimates that 87% of the crop is in the bin (brown line), which compares to 73% complete in 2016 (blue line) and the five-year average of 93% (black line). (DTN graphic by Nick Scalise)

    Despite weather challenges in the past week, northern regions in Alberta made progress in the past week. The crop is estimated slightly bigger in size, while slightly poorer in quality.

  • Thursday's move in December oat futures saw a breach of resistance at $2.67 1/2/bushel, which represents the 50% retracement of the move from the contract's July high to September low. Noncommercial traders continue to hold a steady net-long position as seen on the purple histogram bars on the fourth study, while were behind the move higher achieved this session on low volume. (DTN graphic by Nick Scalise)

    Noncommercial trade drove the December oats contract above resistance in Thursday's trade, although the move was achieved on low volume while prices are in overbought territory on the daily...