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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

20 Apr 2018

Exclusive: U.S. sorghum armada U-turns at sea after China tariffs

CHICAGO Several ships carrying cargoes of sorghum from the United States to China have changed course since Beijing slapped hefty anti-dumping deposits on U.S. imports of the grain, trade sources and a Reuters analysis of export and shipping data showed.

13 Apr 2018

Insect farms gear up to feed soaring global protein demand

LANGLEY, British Columbia Layers of squirming black soldier fly larvae fill large aluminium bins stacked 10-high in a warehouse outside of Vancouver. They are feeding on stale bread, rotting mangoes, overripe cantaloupe and squishy zucchini. | Video

11 Apr 2018

LIVESTOCK-CME live cattle end mixed as market weighs big supply

CHICAGO, April 10 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were mixed on Tuesday as the spot contract rose on its discount to the cash market while deferred months drifted lower under heavy supplies of cattle, traders said.

09 Apr 2018

LIVESTOCK-CME lean hogs jump on short-covering after recent lows

CHICAGO, April 9 Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures rallied more than 3 percent on Monday in a short-covering and bargain-buying rebound from life-of-contract lows posted last week, traders said.

09 Apr 2018

As U.S. and China trade tariff barbs, others scoop up U.S. soybeans

CHICAGO Escalating tensions between the United States and China have triggered a flurry of U.S. soybean purchases by European buyers, in one of the first signs that trade tariff threats lobbed between the world's top two economies are disrupting global commodity trade flows.

08 Apr 2018

As U.S. and China trade tariff barbs, others scoop up U.S. soybeans

CHICAGO Escalating tensions between the United States and China have triggered a flurry of U.S. soybean purchases by European buyers, in one of the first signs that trade tariff threats lobbed between the world's top two economies are disrupting global commodity trade flows.

29 Mar 2018

LIVESTOCK-Live cattle, feeders tumble as USDA report rallies corn

CHICAGO, March 29 U.S. live cattle futures fell sharply on Thursday as a rally in the corn market sent feeder cattle tumbling and as weak cash cattle prices and rising supplies weighed on sentiment, traders said.

26 Mar 2018

LIVESTOCK-CME live cattle touch six-month low on big supply

CHICAGO, March 26 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle tumbled to a six-month low on Monday as a glut of animals at U.S. feedlots fueled concerns about plentiful beef supplies into the fall, traders said.

19 Mar 2018

U.S. agriculture secretary says exports at risk in tariff disputes

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. U.S. agricultural exports could be at risk in any retaliation over tariffs implemented by the White House, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said on Monday.

16 Mar 2018

Importers buy U.S. corn at record rate as drought tightens LatAm supplies

CHICAGO Importers are buying U.S. corn at the fastest pace since the mid-1990s, according to U.S. government data, as tightening stocks in Latin America prompt a rush to purchase cargoes of the grain from animal feeders worldwide.

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