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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

14 Aug 2018

Hot, dry summer could curb EU sugar beet harvest

PARIS/HAMBURG Scorching weather that parched farmland across northern Europe has also stressed sugar beet plants and could push yields in the European Union's harvest well below last year's bumper levels.

20 Jul 2018

As wheat harvest heads to parched north, Europe braces for more losses

PARIS Europe's grain market is bracing for more downgrades to the size of this year's wheat crop as harvesting reaches the northern regions that have been worst hit by exceptional drought and heat since spring.

05 Jul 2018

EU wheat harvest to fall due heat in north, French crop damage: Reuters poll

PARIS The European Union may harvest almost 6 million tonnes less wheat this year after crops in the north of the bloc suffered from a hot, dry spring and amid late signs of crop damage in top EU producer France, a Reuters poll showed.

25 Jun 2018

Shipping group CMA CGM's founder Saade dies at 81

PARIS Jacques Saade, who founded France's CMA CGM [CMACG.UL] 40 years ago as a one-vessel firm and built it into a global container shipping giant, has died aged 81, the company said on Monday.

11 Jun 2018

French farmers block refineries, fuel depots over palm oil imports

PARIS French farmers have blocked access to oil depots and refineries with tonnes of onions, wood and rubble, as part of a three-day protest over plans to allow Total to use imported palm oil at a biofuel plant. | Video

07 Jun 2018

Grilled by French MPs, Lactalis defends handling of baby milk crisis

PARIS The contamination of baby milk with salmonella at a Lactalis factory in France last year was an accident and the dairy group took the necessary steps to prevent more babies falling ill, the company's CEO told lawmakers in a rare public appearance.

18 May 2018

Warm weather helps EU maize planting but raises yield risk

PARIS Warm, dry weather in the past month has helped European farmers catch up on maize planting but crops could start to suffer unless regular rain returns, analysts said.

13 Apr 2018

French rail strike squeezes grain exporters, processors

PARIS Rail strikes in France are disrupting the end of the grain marketing year in the EU's largest crop producer, leaving exporters scrambling for backup transport and fearing lost shipments if stoppages persist.

29 Mar 2018

Wet, chilly weather hampers start of sugar beet planting in Europe

PARIS A damp, cold start to spring is holding up sugar beet planting in the European Union, raising an early question mark over harvest prospects after last year's bumper crop.

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.

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