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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

13 Nov 2017

LIVESTOCK-Live cattle mostly lower as beef prices ease

CHICAGO, Nov 13 U.S. live cattle futures were mostly lower on Monday, pressured by weaker beef prices and expectations that cash cattle at Plains feedlot markets would trade at lower prices this week, traders said.

10 Nov 2017

LIVESTOCK-Cattle drop on technicals, weak cash market outlook

CHICAGO, Nov 10 U.S. live cattle futures fell for a fifth straight session on Friday on technical selling and pressure from a weak cash cattle market following lower trade at U.S. Plains feedlots this week, traders said.

07 Nov 2017

High water halts shipping on Ohio River near Paducah, Kentucky

CHICAGO The lower Ohio River was closed to navigation on Tuesday at locks and dam 52 in Paducah, Kentucky, due to rising water on the key commodity shipping waterway, shipping industry sources said.

02 Nov 2017

U.S. grain handlers cut costs while talking up signs of recovery

CHICAGO U.S. grain handlers are making further cuts to operating costs even as they point to signs that a bruising slump driven by a global food commodities glut may be nearing a bottom.

02 Nov 2017

U.S. grain handlers cut costs while talking up signs of recovery

CHICAGO, Nov 2 U.S. grain handlers are making further cuts to operating costs even as they point to signs that a bruising slump driven by a global food commodities glut may be nearing a bottom.

01 Nov 2017

Bunge eyes IPO for Brazilian sugar milling business: CEO

CHICAGO Bunge Ltd may be able to get the best value for its Brazilian sugarcane milling business by launching an initial public offering of the unit, Chief Executive Soren Schroder said on Wednesday, four years after he began exploring a sale.

01 Nov 2017

Bunge sees lower full-year profit, better times in 2018

CHICAGO U.S. agricultural giant Bunge Ltd on Wednesday forecast lower full-year earnings in its core agribusiness unit after posting a third-quarter profit that fell 28 percent on flat revenue.

30 Oct 2017

Low-protein U.S. soy crop dents meal quality, may lift feed costs

CHICAGO A protein shortfall in this year's U.S. soybean crop has forced processors like Bunge Ltd to cut the amount of the nutrient they can guarantee in soymeal, prompting concerns that animal feed costs and meat prices could rise.

24 Oct 2017

Cargill to buy feed maker in high-margin natural foods push

CHICAGO Cargill Inc [CARG.UL] is buying a maker of natural animal feeds, the global commodities trader said on Tuesday, another in a string of deals to capitalize on rising demand for higher-margin natural foods and antibiotic-free meat and dairy products.

04 Oct 2017

Monsanto fourth quarter profit up as corn, soy seed sales jump

CHICAGO U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co , which is being acquired by Bayer AG , reported a quarterly profit on Wednesday, compared with a year-ago loss, as seed licensing deals in the typically low-revenue fourth quarter lifted sales.

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