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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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20 Apr 2018

EU bans 20 Brazilian meat plants, hits 35 percent of exports

BRUSSELS/SAO PAULO Europe's decision to ban meat imports from several Brazilian suppliers affects 30 to 35 percent of the country's exports to the bloc and will force companies to find new markets while officials work to reverse the measure, Brazil's Agriculture Minister said.

19 Apr 2018

Petrobras CEO Parente accepts invitation to be BRF chairman

SAO PAULO The chief executive of state-run oil firm Petrobras, Pedro Parente, said he had accepted an invitation to become chairman of Brazil's BRF, confirming earlier reports that sent the food processing firm's shares up on hopes of a swift resolution to leadership tussles.

18 Apr 2018

Brazil lifts embargo on some BRF plants ahead of potential EU ban

SAO PAULO Brazil's largest chicken processor BRF SA has been allowed to resume production at nine plants that export to the European Union, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Wednesday, a day before a potential EU ban related to a food safety scandal.

18 Apr 2018

Shareholder of Brazil's BRF says board battle hurting business

SAO PAULO A major shareholder in embattled food processor BRF SA said on Tuesday that a prolonged leadership struggle could damage plans for a turnaround as the company prepares to overhaul its board of directors later this month.

14 Apr 2018

Aberdeen urges voting system change to replace Brazil's BRF board

SAO PAULO A campaign by Aberdeen Asset Management Plc and other activist shareholders urging Brazilian food company BRF SA to adopt a new voting system is aimed at bringing transparency to the process of replacing the board of directors, an Aberdeen executive said on Friday.

12 Apr 2018

Proposed BRF chairman refuses role on alternate list, deepening rift

SAO PAULO, April 11 The man tapped by pension funds to preside over the board of BRF SA, Brazil's largest chicken processor, said he refused to take part in an alternative board lineup, deepening a rift between the food company's shareholders.

10 Apr 2018

Brazil's Marfrig to buy control of U.S.-based National Beef

SAO PAULO Brazil's Marfrig Global Foods SA said on Monday it would buy control of U.S.-based National Beef Packing Co for $969 million, in a deal that would make it the world's No. 2 beef processor.

06 Apr 2018

Brazil's BRF says chairman has not resigned, shares dive

SAO PAULO Brazilian food processor BRF SA said it has received no formal notice regarding the resignation of Chairman Abilio Diniz, according to a securities filing late Thursday that signaled a continuing impasse related to the election of a new board.

05 Apr 2018

Brazil soy exporters set to win big from U.S.-China trade spat

SAO PAULO China's move to slap tariffs on U.S. farm products sent Brazil soy premiums surging to historic highs on expectations of higher export demand on Wednesday, but traders and analysts warned that Latin America could not entirely replace U.S. production.

05 Apr 2018

Brazil soy exporters set to win big from U.S.-China trade spat

SAO PAULO China's move to slap tariffs on U.S. farm products sent Brazil soy premiums surging to historic highs on expectations of higher export demand on Wednesday, but traders and analysts warned that Latin America could not entirely replace U.S. production.

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