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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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1:11pm IST

U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns

CHICAGO The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks.

5:22am IST

U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns

CHICAGO The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks.

21 Jun 2017

U.S. meat processor Tyson to test new method to stun chickens

CHICAGO Tyson Foods Inc will test a new way to render chickens unconscious before slaughter, the company said on Wednesday, in the latest sign that heightened concerns about animal welfare are affecting U.S. meat processors.

21 Jun 2017

U.S. meat processor Tyson to test new method to stun chickens

CHICAGO, June 21 Tyson Foods Inc will test a new way to render chickens unconscious before slaughter, the company said on Wednesday, in the latest sign that heightened concerns about animal welfare are affecting U.S. meat processors.

15 Jun 2017

U.S. beef speeds to China by air as trade deal ends 14-year ban

CHICAGO The first shipment of U.S. beef to China under a new trade deal went airborne on Wednesday, a Nebraska meat company said, just two days after Washington finalized details to resume exports, ending a 14-year ban.

08 Jun 2017

Exclusive: China's WH Group targets beef and poultry assets in U.S. and Europe

CHICAGO/HONG KONG Smithfield Foods Inc's owner, China-based WH Group Ltd , is scouting for U.S. and European beef and poultry assets to buy, in a move that would sharpen its rivalry with global meat packers Tyson Foods Inc and JBS SA.

03 Jun 2017

China plans U.S. visits, spurring hopes for more poultry trading

CHICAGO Chinese agricultural delegations are set to visit the United States in the coming months, raising hopes that Beijing may lift a ban on U.S. poultry imports.

25 May 2017

Top grains traders face tough choice: Partner, merge or wait for bad weather

CHICAGO Commodity trader Glencore Plc's confirmation on Tuesday that it sought a tie up with grains trader Bunge Ltd likely signals the start of a wave of consolidation and partnering in the industry, as middlemen struggle to make profits amid a massive global food glut.

24 May 2017

Top grains traders face tough choice: Partner, merge or wait for bad weather

CHICAGO Commodity trader Glencore Plc's confirmation on Tuesday that it sought a tie up with grains trader Bunge Ltd likely signals the start of a wave of consolidation and partnering in the industry, as middlemen struggle to make profits amid a massive global food glut.

24 May 2017

U.S. farm groups oppose Trump's cuts to agriculture spending

CHICAGO U.S. farm groups on Tuesday pushed back against President Donald Trump's proposal to slash agriculture spending, viewing it as a fresh threat to a struggling farm economy.

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