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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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1:21am IST

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.

1:15am IST

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

CHICAGO, May 23 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.

23 May 2017

CHS replaces chief after earnings decline, Brazil exposure

CHICAGO CHS Inc, the biggest U.S. agricultural cooperative, named a new chief executive on Monday, after suffering a sharp decline in income and confirming it was a creditor of a failing Brazilian commodities trader.

23 May 2017

U.S., China accelerate beef talks; deal possible by early June

(This version of the May 19th story corrects paragraphs 2 and 18 to show China will likely test for residue of beta-agonists in beef instead of banning beef from cattle fed the drugs)

13 May 2017

China's vow to review U.S. GMO crops may speed seed sales

CHICAGO China's promise to evaluate eight varieties of U.S. genetically modified crops by the end of this month under a trade deal marks a step forward in a years-long process that has held up seed sales in the United States, the world's top grains exporter.

10 May 2017

Florida probes Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's Pride on chicken pricing

Top U.S. chicken companies Tyson Foods Inc and Pilgrim's Pride Corp said on Monday that Florida's attorney general sought information from them regarding a probe into possible anticompetitive behavior, widening a legal review into chicken pricing.

10 May 2017

Florida probes Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's Pride on chicken pricing

Top U.S. chicken companies Tyson Foods Inc and Pilgrim's Pride Corp said on Monday that Florida's attorney general sought information from them regarding a probe into possible anticompetitive behavior, widening a legal review into chicken pricing. | Video

09 May 2017

Tyson Foods profit slumps, Florida seeks info in pricing probe

Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday quarterly profit fell 21 percent, hurt by fires at two chicken plants, and that Florida's attorney general was seeking information from the company regarding a probe into possible anticompetitive behavior.

03 May 2017

ADM shares dive 9 percent after warning about global grain glut

CHICAGO U.S. agricultural trader Archer Daniels Midland Co said on Tuesday that massive global grain stocks are making it difficult to turn a profit trading grain internationally, sending its shares plummeting by their most in eight years.

02 May 2017

USDA says no more delays to rule allowing Argentina lemon imports

CHICAGO A U.S. rule allowing lemon imports from Argentina's main producing region for the first time in 16 years will take effect this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday, days after President Donald Trump said he was reviewing his administration's stance on the matter.

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