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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.

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17 Jul 2018

Trade war puts the hoof into U.S. pig part exports to China

CHICAGO Before the U.S.-China trade war, American pig processors exported nine out of every 10 pigs' feet and heads they shipped overseas to China and Hong Kong - for prices higher than they would fetch anywhere else. | Video

12 Jul 2018

Beef, eggs, animal feed fatten Cargill's profits

CHICAGO Strong global demand for beef and animal feed fattened grain trader Cargill Inc's profits in fiscal year 2018, which were also boosted by trade tensions and South American weather woes, the company said on Thursday.

03 Jul 2018

ADM to buy French animal nutrition business Neovia for $1.8 billion

PARIS/CHICAGO Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is in exclusive talks to take over French animal feed business Neovia for 1.5 billion euros (£1.33 billion) as part of the U.S. farm giant's strategy to expand in the fast-growing animal nutrition sector.

21 Jun 2018

Double whammy: U.S. pork, fruit producers brace for second wave of Chinese tariffs

BEIJING/CHICAGO U.S. producers of pork, already saddled with duties enacted in an earlier round of the escalating trade dispute with China, are bracing for further pain after Beijing hit the products with additional tariffs due to come into effect next month.

21 Jun 2018

Double whammy: U.S. pork, fruit producers brace for second wave of Chinese tariffs

BEIJING/CHICAGO, June 21 U.S. producers of pork, already saddled with duties enacted in an earlier round of the escalating trade dispute with China, are bracing for further pain after Beijing hit the products with additional tariffs due to come into effect next month.

16 Jun 2018

As U.S. and Canada spar, farm hopes ride on two men in lobster boat

While Justin Trudeau vowed last week not to be pushed around and U.S. President Donald Trump called the Canadian prime minister "weak," two key officials in their governments with a seemingly harmonious relationship were making fishing plans.

15 Jun 2018

As U.S. and Canada spar, farm hopes ride on two men in lobster boat

While Justin Trudeau vowed last week not to be pushed around and U.S. President Donald Trump called the Canadian prime minister "weak," two key officials in their governments with a seemingly harmonious relationship were making fishing plans.

15 Jun 2018

U.S. farmers brace for impact of China trade war, soy at one-year low

CHICAGO U.S. soybean futures outpaced falls across most other markets on Friday as the trade war with China escalated and Beijing said it would impose tariffs on U.S. soybean imports, the single most valuable U.S. agricultural export product to its Asian rival.

15 Jun 2018

U.S. farmers brace for impact of China trade war, soy at one-year low

CHICAGO U.S. soybean futures outpaced falls across most other markets on Friday as the trade war with China escalated and Beijing said it would impose tariffs on U.S. soybean imports, the single most valuable U.S. agricultural export product to its Asian rival.

15 Jun 2018

U.S. farmers brace for impact of China trade war, soy at 1-yr low

CHICAGO, June 15 U.S. soybean futures outpaced falls across most other markets on Friday as the trade war with China escalated and Beijing said it would impose tariffs on U.S. soybean imports, the single most valuable U.S. agricultural export product to its Asian rival.

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