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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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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.

05 Apr 2018

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

SAO PAULO, April 4 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.

24 Mar 2018

Brazil's VLI adds rail capacity as farmers harvest record soy crop

PORTO NACIONAL, Brazil, March 23 Brazilian logistics company VLI SA has increased capacity of its Ferrovia Norte-Sul railway, a 720-km (447 miles) line linking the central state of Tocantins to the northern port of Itaqui, to serve farmers now harvesting this year's summer crop.

23 Mar 2018

Coffee may give more profit than soy in Brazil's new farming frontier

LUÍS EDUARDO MAGALHÃES, Brazil, March 23 Farmers tending vast, flat soy and cotton fields that spread as far as the eye can see in northeastern Brazil are finding that coffee crops might provide higher profits in the country's agricultural frontier.

20 Mar 2018

Brazil farmers focus on yields amid another record soy harvest -consultant

LUÍS EDUARDO MAGALHÃES, Brazil, March 20 (Reuters) - B razilian farmers, who are expected to harvest another record soy crop thanks to good weather this year, are placing an unprecedented emphasis on maximizing yields, said André Pessoa, founding partner of consultancy Agroconsult.

12 Jan 2018

Monsanto looking to sell dicamba-resistant GM soy seed in Brazil

SAO PAULO The Brazilian unit of seed and agrochemicals maker Monsanto on Thursday said it will run field tests with genetically modified soy seed INTACTA2 XTEND in Brazil in the 2019-20 crop, looking to launch the variety commercially the following year.

27 Oct 2017

Cargill makes its first animal feed company acquisition in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Oct 27 Cargill Inc's Brazilian unit has reached a deal to acquire a domestic maker of animal feed products, an executive said.

23 Sep 2017

Bunge acquires stake in mid-sized Brazil grains trader

SAO PAULO The Brazilian unit of U.S.-based commodities trader Bunge Ltd said on Friday it reached an agreement to acquire a minority stake in Agrícola Alvorada, a mid-sized grains trader located in Brazil's top soy producing state of Mato Grosso.

23 Jul 2017

Exclusive: Brazil farm minister's family firm reaps corn subsidy

SAO PAULO A trading firm owned by Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi's family has been the biggest winner from Brazil's corn subsidies this year, underscoring the tensions between the billionaire farm magnate's political responsibilities and his investments.

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