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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Oct 18 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.

Oct 18 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.

Oct 04 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.

Sep 28 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.

Sep 21 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.

Sep 18 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.

Sep 14 2017

Brazilian police raid home of farm minister in graft probe

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilian police raided the home of Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi on Thursday in a corruption investigation linked to his time as a state governor, adding to the graft scandals rocking President Michel Temer's government.

Sep 12 2017

Bunge, partners launch Brazil database to combat deforestation

SAO PAULO Bunge Inc and partners on Tuesday launched an online database aimed at helping companies make investment and purchasing decisions that discourage farmers from cutting down trees for arable land.

Sep 06 2017

Brazil's ABPA hires two law firms to fight China chicken antidumping case

SAO PAULO A Brazilian association representing chicken and pork producers on Wednesday named two legal firms to fight an anti-dumping case made by China in August against Brazilian chicken imports that could last several years.

Aug 31 2017

Cargill estimates Brazil to export 5 million tonnes of corn in Aug

SAO PAULO A Brazil Cargill executive estimated on Thursday that the country will have exported 5 million tonnes of corn in August, with the U.S.-based agriculture firm accounting for a large share of the trade.

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