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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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09 Nov 2017

Brazil soy growers ask court to cancel Monsanto's Intacta patent

SAO PAULO Soybean growers in Mato Grosso, Brazil's largest producing state, have asked a court to cancel Monsanto's Intacta RR2 PRO patent claiming irregularities, including the company's alleged failure to prove it brings de facto technological innovation.

09 Nov 2017

Brazil soy growers ask court to cancel Monsanto's Intacta patent

SAO PAULO, Nov 9 Soybean growers in Mato Grosso, Brazil's largest soy-producing state, have asked a court to cancel Monsanto Co's Intacta RR2 PRO patent claiming irregularities, including the company's alleged failure to prove it brings de facto technological innovation.

03 Nov 2017

Grain trade a boon as Brazil's Itaqui seeks higher shipping volumes

SAO PAULO, Nov 3 Brazil's Itaqui port, the country's closest deepwater gateway to the Panama Canal, has projected a rise in 2017 shipping volumes thanks to a record grain harvest and development of a new northern farming frontier.

25 Oct 2017

Bayer's Brazil unit receives approval for soybean fungicide

SAO PAULO The Brazilian unit of Bayer AG has received regulatory approval to sell its FOX Xpro fungicide, executives said on Wednesday, potentially boosting its agro-chemical business in one of the world's largest grains-producing nations.

18 Oct 2017

Exclusive - COFCO delays $20 million port hub in southern Brazil

SAO PAULO A division of Chinese commodity trader COFCO has delayed completion of a $20 million (£15.1 million) port hub in southern Brazil, three sources told Reuters, as it struggles to reorganize operations after merging its Nidera BV and Noble Agri businesses.

18 Oct 2017

COFCO delays $20 million port hub in southern Brazil

SAO PAULO A division of Chinese commodity trader COFCO has delayed completion of a $20 million port hub in southern Brazil, three sources told Reuters, as it struggles to reorganize operations after merging its Nidera BV and Noble Agri businesses.

05 Oct 2017

Brazil agency says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up can hurt competition, urges conditions

SAO PAULO A unit of Brazil's competition regulator Cade has said Bayer AG's proposed takeover of Monsanto Co. could be detrimental to competition and urged conditions for Brazilian approval of the corporate tie-up, a document released on the agency's website shows.

29 Sep 2017

Monsanto set on keeping Intacta after Bayer tie-up: executive

SAO PAULO Monsanto Co is set on keeping rights to its Intacta RR2 IPRO genetically modified soybean technology as the U.S. seeds company negotiates its takeover by Bayer AG with global antitrust authorities, a senior executive said on Thursday.

21 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Brazil's BRF to reopen plant, catering to Mideast halal market

SAO PAULO BRF SA will reopen a food processing plant in Brazil by January, a company executive told Reuters, the first big move aimed at reviving profitability since the country's No. 1 chicken exporter announced the departure of its chief executive officer.

18 Sep 2017

Brazil dry weather pushing back soy planting -forecaster

SAO PAULO, Sept 18 A weather forecaster said on Monday that dry weather this month could delay the start of soy planting in important producing areas of Brazil, a leading exporter of the commodity.

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