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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

18 Aug 2017

South Korea lifts ban on U.S. poultry, egg imports: USDA

CHICAGO South Korea lifted a ban on imports of U.S. poultry and eggs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday, allowing American farmers to resume sales to the Asian country that suffered an egg shortage caused by its worst-ever bird flu outbreak.

07 Aug 2017

Tyson posts better-than-expected profit, bets on chicken

Tyson Foods Inc reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results on Monday, sending its shares up 5 percent, and said it would ramp up chicken production in the face of record demand from U.S. consumers. | Video

04 Aug 2017

Bunge aims to 'reinvent' dealings with Brazilian soy farmers

CHICAGO With Brazilian farmers storing soybeans due to low prices, Bunge Ltd is aiming to change the way it buys crops in an effort to prompt more selling and rebuild profit margins. 

04 Aug 2017

Bunge aims to 'reinvent' dealings with Brazilian soy farmers

CHICAGO, Aug 3 With Brazilian farmers storing soybeans due to low prices, Bunge Ltd is aiming to change the way it buys crops in an effort to prompt more selling and rebuild profit margins.

24 Jul 2017

U.S. chicken processor profits fatten on cheap feed

CHICAGO U.S. meat producers are earning some of the highest profit margins in more than a decade, a bright spot for investors in agriculture, where grain farmers and trading companies are struggling to make money after years of massive oversupply.

29 Jun 2017

Meat importing countries raise inspection bar for Brazil

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO Meat-importing countries from North America to Europe and Asia have tightened inspection standards for shipments from Brazil in a bid to protect consumers, following a probe into possible corruption involving inspectors.

24 Jun 2017

Brazil defends beef after 'system-wide problem' prompts U.S. ban

CHICAGO/BRASILIA Brazil scrambled to shore up its beef industry's reputation on Friday after the United States blocked shipments of fresh cuts, saying it found abscesses in the meat and signs of systemic failure of inspections in the world's largest beef exporter.

23 Jun 2017

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.

23 Jun 2017

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.

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