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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 16 2017

Rabobank, U.N. launch $1 billion fund to boost sustainable farming

NEW YORK Rabobank NA [RABOVR.UL] is launching with the United Nations $1 billion in financing for farmers to transition to more sustainable practices as food companies and consumers are demanding more supply chain transparency.

Oct 11 2017

Big Soda scores victory as Chicago-area tax repealed

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO Government officials in Chicago's home county voted on Wednesday to repeal a tax on sugary drinks, a win for a soda industry that has faced criticism from public health officials who link excessive consumption to health epidemics like obesity.

Oct 10 2017

Cargill expands food starch line-up in 'clean label' push

NEW YORK Global commodities trader Cargill Inc [CARG.UL] said on Tuesday it will increase its offerings of starch product options, seeking to capture rising demand for simpler ingredients and to meet changing consumer tastes.

Oct 02 2017

Americans want required food labels even if they don't read them

NEW YORK A majority of Americans want the U.S. government to require nutrition labels on food packaging, including people who do not read them, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released as the Trump administration delays tougher new requirements.

Sep 19 2017

Icahn's oil refiner CVR starts unwinding biofuels bet

NEW YORK Carl Icahn's refining company CVR Energy has begun buying biofuel credits for the first time in months, a sign the firm is starting to unwind a massive short position in the niche market, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Sep 06 2017

Candy maker Mars looks to curb greenhouse gas emissions across supply chain

NEW YORK Candy manufacturer Mars Inc is aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions and address other sustainability issues across its supply chain in a bid to help meet goals from the Paris climate agreement.

Sep 01 2017

U.S. ethanol prices rise on hopes fuel waiver boosts demand after Harvey

CHICAGO/NEW YORK U.S. ethanol prices rallied to a two-week high on Friday on hopes a government fuel waiver allowing the sale of higher blends will boost demand after storm Harvey disrupted biofuel blending and exports at the Houston hub.

Aug 22 2017

Special Report: Refiner Valero's secret campaign against U.S. biofuels mandates

U.S. biofuels regulations, which mandate mixing corn-based ethanol into gasoline, have lately drawn together a diverse cast of political opponents.

Aug 09 2017

Shorting the short: Investors bet against Icahn's oil refiner after biofuel trade

NEW YORK Investors have built up a large short position in investor Carl Icahn’s oil refining company, CVR Energy , in the past three months, according to Reuters data, as evidence mounts that the company’s gamble on the biofuels market is going sour.

Jul 31 2017

Icahn's biofuel bet faces significant headwinds

NEW YORK Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's multimillion-dollar bet against U.S. biofuel prices is looking increasingly risky in the wake of a Friday court ruling that will likely boost the cost of complying with the program.

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