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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

11 Dec 2017

Bakers, farmers struggle to make any dough on poor wheat crop

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO Chicago's iconic sandwiches - Italian beef heroes dripping with gravy, and hot dogs loaded with pickles and hot peppers - wouldn't be such culinary institutions without the bread. | Video

08 Dec 2017

Chinese beer-makers tap into Canadian barley after pint-sized Australia crop

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/BEIJING China has more than doubled its purchases of Canadian barley, taking advantage of bargain prices for the beer ingredient due to abundant high-quality supplies in Canada.

08 Dec 2017

Chinese beer-makers tap into Canadian barley after pint-sized Australia crop

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/BEIJING, Dec 8 China has more than doubled its purchases of Canadian barley, taking advantage of bargain prices for the beer ingredient due to abundant high-quality supplies in Canada.

29 Nov 2017

Chinese firms show interest in lithium producer SQM: Potash Corp CEO

Chinese groups have shown "broad interest" in buying Potash Corp of Saskatchewan's stake in Chilean lithium producer SQM, Potash Corp Chief Executive Jochen Tilk said on Wednesday.

23 Nov 2017

Canada's peas acreage set to fall as top buyer India imposes tariff

WINNIPEG/MUMBAI, Nov 23 India's decision to impose a steep tariff on pea imports could jeopardize $1 billion worth of pulse trading with Canada, which may cause farmers there to trim their pea acreage by nearly one-third.

09 Nov 2017

Uranium miner Cameco not planning more output cuts 'right now': CEO

WINNIPEG, Manitoba Canada's Cameco Corp is not planning further cuts to uranium output "right now," but has the option of lowering production again without jeopardizing supply contracts, its chief executive said on Thursday.

08 Nov 2017

Merged fertilizer firm Nutrien eyes U.S. farm suppliers as cash pile builds

WINNIPEG, Manitoba Nutrien, the company to be formed from the merger of Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan , plans to expand its U.S. farm supply network and return cash to shareholders, Agrium Chief Executive Chuck Magro said on Wednesday, as it leverages unusually flush coffers during an agriculture slump.

03 Nov 2017

Nutella-maker Ferrero seeks to crack Turkish grip on hazelnuts

WINNIPEG, Manitoba Chocolate makers' dependence on hazelnuts from a single major producer, Turkey, has sent Italy's Ferrero SpA searching for new suppliers to satisfy consumer cravings, from eastern Canada to Chile and Australia.

02 Nov 2017

Canadian dairy Saputo woos Australia farmers in Murray Goulburn rebuild

WINNIPEG, Manitoba Saputo Inc , one of Canada's largest dairy producers, aims to return Australia's Murray Goulburn Co-operative to profit by aggressively pursuing more of the country's milk supply, its chief executive said on Thursday.

31 Oct 2017

Fertilizer maker Mosaic surprises with big profit, shares surge

U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co on Tuesday posted bigger-than-expected profit on higher prices, and slashed costs to ride out an agriculture slump, sparking a 9 percent jump in its shares in early trade.

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