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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A stretch of the Ohio River near Paducah, Kentucky, was closed to shipping traffic after a barge tow ran aground in the receding waters, halting shipments of commodities such as grain and coal for at least the fourth time since September.
ABOARD THE OLIVER C. SHEARER, Ohio River America's worst traffic jam this fall occurred on the Ohio River, where a line of about 50 miles of boats hauling grains and other products turned into a waterborne parking lot, as ship captains waited for the river to reopen.
CHICAGO The opioid crisis in the United States is impacting farm and ranch families more acutely than their rural neighbors, according to a survey published by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Farmers Union on Thursday.
CHICAGO, Nov 13 U.S. live cattle futures were mostly lower on Monday, pressured by weaker beef prices and expectations that cash cattle at Plains feedlot markets would trade at lower prices this week, traders said.
CHICAGO, Nov 10 U.S. live cattle futures fell for a fifth straight session on Friday on technical selling and pressure from a weak cash cattle market following lower trade at U.S. Plains feedlots this week, traders said.
CHICAGO The lower Ohio River was closed to navigation on Tuesday at locks and dam 52 in Paducah, Kentucky, due to rising water on the key commodity shipping waterway, shipping industry sources said.
CHICAGO U.S. grain handlers are making further cuts to operating costs even as they point to signs that a bruising slump driven by a global food commodities glut may be nearing a bottom.
CHICAGO, Nov 2 U.S. grain handlers are making further cuts to operating costs even as they point to signs that a bruising slump driven by a global food commodities glut may be nearing a bottom.
CHICAGO U.S. agricultural giant Bunge Ltd on Wednesday forecast lower full-year earnings in its core agribusiness unit after posting a third-quarter profit that fell 28 percent on flat revenue.
CHICAGO Bunge Ltd may be able to get the best value for its Brazilian sugarcane milling business by launching an initial public offering of the unit, Chief Executive Soren Schroder said on Wednesday, four years after he began exploring a sale.