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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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16 Dec 2016

CME seen needing second wind in EU wheat battle with Euronext

PARIS After a brisk start, falling volumes in CME Group's new EU wheat futures show the size of the task in challenging Euronext's established benchmark, making the next harvest key to gaining a foothold in Europe, traders said.

12 May 2016

India turning to cheap French wheat, obstacles remain

PARIS Private Indian millers are showing increasing interest in French wheat due to its competitiveness on world markets, with traders reporting recent sales of up to 150,000 tonnes, but phytosanitary constraints are slowing exports, they said.

29 Apr 2016

French wheat exports await Indonesia approval

PARIS French wheat exports to Indonesia are on hold as traders await the approval of a food safety agreement between the two countries, something exporters say is being delayed by Indonesia in retaliation against a French palm oil tax plan.

23 Mar 2016

CME closer to EU wheat contract after silo breakthrough: sources

PARIS CME Group has moved closer to launching long-planned European Union wheat futures after resolving contract issues with grain silo operators in France, trade sources said.

02 Mar 2016

Bunge reroutes rejected French wheat to Spain from Egypt -traders

CHICAGO/PARIS, March 2 Bunge Ltd will deliver a cargo of French wheat that Egypt rejected in December to Spain, in a further sign the agricultural trading house has been unable to resolve a dispute with Egypt over the quality of the grain, U.S. and European traders said.

23 Oct 2015

Ethiopia stirs wheat market with million tonne tender: traders

PARIS Ethiopia is seeking a million tonnes of wheat in one of the biggest import tenders for the food staple in recent years as it grapples with poor local harvests linked to the El Nino weather pattern, European traders said.

10 Jul 2015

FranceAgriMer sees big wheat harvest despite falling crop ratings

PARIS France is on course for a big wheat harvest this summer despite a sharp fall in crop ratings during a dry, hot spell in the past month, farm office FranceAgriMer said on Thursday.

26 Feb 2015

Euronext to launch new wheat futures on March 2

PARIS Euronext said on Wednesday its new premium-quality wheat futures will start trading on March 2, backed by fee discounts and a facility to switch positions from current wheat futures.

12 Feb 2015

EU heading for record barley exports, boosted by east Asia

PARIS, Feb 12 Low prices and fading competition have put European barley exports on track to hit a record, led by a strong flow of French shipments to China, analysts said.

11 Feb 2015

Exclusive - CME to launch EU wheat futures by end-April: document

PARIS CME Group will launch a European Union wheat contract by the end of April, a draft document showed, confirming the world's largest futures exchange is well advanced with its plan to challenge Euronext's regional supremacy.

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