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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

21 Mar 2018

Louis Dreyfus says overhaul steadied profit in tough grain market

PARIS Louis Dreyfus Company, one of the world's largest agricultural commodity traders, said an overhaul of operations helped push profit up slightly in 2017 in the face of persistent weakness in crop markets.

19 Mar 2018

CME gets foothold in Black Sea with new-look grain futures

PARIS Active trading in CME Group's new cash-settled futures for Black Sea grain suggests the exchange may have found a way to tap into booming Black Sea export trade after an unsuccessful earlier foray in the region.

23 Feb 2018

Macron offers tough love for farmers ahead of Paris show

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron staked out a middle ground on Thursday ahead of a major farm show, urging farmers to invest more rather than complain about overseas competition, while also promising to protect them from foreign land buyers.

22 Feb 2018

France's Intermarche could be fined over Nutella sales brawls

PARIS French supermarket chain Intermarche could be fined after competition investigators found it breached rules with its hefty discounts on products such as the Nutella chocolate spread offer that caused pandemonium in some stores last month. | Video

01 Feb 2018

Lactalis says baby milk could have been contaminated for years

PARIS French dairy group Lactalis may have been producing salmonella-tainted baby milk for more than a decade, its CEO was quoted as saying on Thursday, adding the growing food safety crisis was likely to cost the company hundreds of millions of euros.

25 Jan 2018

Glencore, China group lie in wait as ADM enters grain merger fray

PARIS/LONDON Archer Daniels Midland Co's move on fellow U.S. grain merchant Bunge is raising skeptical eyebrows, but makes more sense as a tactical step to ward off a possible rival predator - commodities trading giant Glencore.

12 Jan 2018

France's Lactalis forced into new recall in baby milk scare

PARIS French dairy group Lactalis is widening a product recall to cover all baby milk manufactured by a factory at the centre of a salmonella contamination, Finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday.

12 Jan 2018

China's COFCO makes painful cuts in drive to lead global food trade

LONDON/PARIS/BEIJING China's COFCO International is in the throes of a staffing upheaval as the group pursues its professed ambition of sitting at the top table of global agricultural traders.

06 Jan 2018

Serbia awards Belgrade airport concession to France's Vinci

BELGRADE/PARIS Serbia has awarded Vinci a 25-year concession to run Belgrade's Nikola Tesla airport , giving the French infrastructure group a foothold in southeast Europe for its growing airport division.

04 Jan 2018

Euronext cites Brexit to escape EU markets competition rule

PARIS/LONDON Euronext has joined a growing list of exchanges citing Brexit to win a reprieve from a new rule aimed at promoting competition in clearing services for derivatives trades.

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