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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

25 May 2018

U.S. biodiesel lobby drops effort to adjust $1-per-gallon tax credit

CHICAGO The biggest U.S. biodiesel lobbying group has dropped its nine-year push to covert a $1-per-gallon tax credit available to blenders of the biofuel into one for producers, the vice president of federal affairs said on Friday.

03 May 2018

Drought to shrink Kansas wheat crop to smallest since 1989: tour

MANHATTAN, Kan. Drought sapped yield potential for the Kansas wheat crop and likely will result in the smallest harvest in the top wheat growing state since 1989, scouts said on the final day of a annual crop tour on Thursday.

02 May 2018

Drought cuts wheat yields in southwest Kansas, northwest Oklahoma

GATE, Oklahoma Yield potential for hard red winter wheat in southwest Kansas and northwestern Oklahoma is roughly half that of a year ago as exceptional drought conditions take a toll on the crop, scouts on an annual tour said on Wednesday.

01 May 2018

N.Kansas wheat needs rain, yield potential down vs. year ago: tour

SMITH CENTER, Kansas Wheat in northern Kansas badly needs rain and warmer temperatures to fend off a crop shortfall after farmers planted the fewest acres in a century, scouts on an annual crop tour found on Tuesday.

30 Apr 2018

U.S. ethanol makers snap up cheap sorghum after China tariffs

CHICAGO U.S. ethanol makers have joined global livestock producers to snap up discounted American sorghum supplies after buyers in China backed out of deals due to stiff anti-dumping tariffs on the grain imposed by Beijing in a mounting trade dispute.

30 Apr 2018

POET unseats ADM as top global fuel ethanol maker

CHICAGO Privately held U.S.-based POET Llc has overtaken industry pioneer and global grain merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co to become the top ethanol producer in the world, the companies told Reuters.

30 Apr 2018

U.S. ethanol makers snap up cheap sorghum after China tariffs

CHICAGO U.S. ethanol makers have joined global livestock producers to snap up discounted American sorghum supplies after buyers in China backed out of deals due to stiff anti-dumping tariffs on the grain imposed by Beijing in a mounting trade dispute.

30 Apr 2018

U.S. ethanol makers snap up cheap sorghum after China tariffs

CHICAGO, April 30 U.S. ethanol makers have joined global livestock producers to snap up discounted American sorghum supplies after buyers in China backed out of deals due to stiff anti-dumping tariffs on the grain imposed by Beijing in a mounting trade dispute.

13 Apr 2018

U.S. to export pork to Argentina under new rules after 26 years

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO U.S. pork exporters will soon be free to ship meat to Argentina for the first time in 26 years after the two countries thrashed out an agreement to overturn an Argentinian import ban.

12 Apr 2018

Trump touts effect of his call with China's Xi on U.S. beef exports

CHICAGO U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he thinks a conversation he had with China's President Xi Jinping has had an impact on U.S. beef exports to China, where American exporters are now selling "a lot" of beef.

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