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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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13 Dec 2017

Brazil Senate passes bill to boost ethanol, biodiesel use

BRASÍLIA/SAO PAULO Brazilian senators passed on Tuesday a bill proposing sharp increases in the use of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel in the country in coming years, as a way to help cut carbon emissions.

01 Dec 2017

China's CITIC closes $1.1 billion Brazil takeover, sees more ahead

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, Brazil China's CITIC Agri Fund said on Friday it had completed its $1.1 billion acquisition of Dow Chemical Co's corn seed business in Brazil, a potential vehicle for future purchases in Latin America.

23 Nov 2017

Brazil court upholds bankruptcy protection for grains trader Seara

SAO PAULO A Brazilian judge has decided to uphold bankruptcy protection for Seara Industria & Comércio de Produtos Agropecuários Ltda, a soy and corn trader whose largest creditor is U.S. agriculture cooperative CHS Inc, Seara said on Thursday.

23 Nov 2017

Brazil court upholds bankruptcy protection for grains trader Seara

SAO PAULO, Nov 23 A Brazilian judge has decided to uphold bankruptcy protection for Seara Industria & Comércio de Produtos Agropecuários Ltda, a soy and corn trader whose largest creditor is U.S. agriculture cooperative CHS Inc , Seara said on Thursday.

18 Nov 2017

Yara buys Vale fertilizer complex in Brazil for $255 million

SAO PAULO Norway's Yara International ASA , a global producer and distributor of fertilizers, has reached an agreement to buy Vale SA's fertilizer complex in Cubatão, Brazil, for $255 million in cash, the company said on Friday.

10 Nov 2017

Dreyfus sugar unit cuts costs, capex to face low prices: CEO

SAO PAULO Biosev SA, the sugar and ethanol unit controlled by commodities trader Louis Dreyfus, is taking measures to cut costs and investments to be better prepared amid an outlook of low sugar prices, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday.

10 Nov 2017

INTERVIEW-Dreyfus sugar unit cuts costs, capex to face low prices -CEO

SAO PAULO, Nov 9 Biosev SA, the sugar and ethanol unit controlled by commodities trader Louis Dreyfus, is taking measures to cut costs and investments to be better prepared amid an outlook of low sugar prices, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday.

09 Nov 2017

Dreyfus sugar unit Biosev shuts mill in Brazil's center-south

SAO PAULO, Nov 9 Biosev SA, the sugar and ethanol unit controlled by commodities trader Louis Dreyfus Co, will stop operations at a mill in Brazil's top cane belt to reduce costs, it said on Thursday.

08 Nov 2017

U.S. to export large ethanol volume to Brazil despite tax -Platts

SAO PAULO The United States will export a large volume of ethanol to Brazil in 2018 despite the 20 percent import tax implemented by the Brazilian government this year, analyst Platts Kingsman said on Wednesday.

07 Nov 2017

Brazil mills eye corn-cane flex plant to extend production cycle

SAO PAULO Ethanol producers in Brazil are evaluating the adoption of a plant concept that uses cane, and alternatively corn, to produce the biofuel, a move that would allow them to extend operations beyond the current cane harvest period.

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