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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

Apr 28 2017

Crushing blow to soy processors as Chinese grow wary on GMO

BEIJING A Chinese consumer backlash against genetically modified (GMO) crops is beginning to dent demand for soy oil, the nation's main cooking oil, and could spell crisis for the multi-billion-dollar crushing industry, which depends on GMO soybeans from the United States and elsewhere.

Apr 19 2017

China to work off corn stockpile in three to five years: COFCO Biochemical executive

BEIJING China will work off its corn stockpile in the next three to five years, said an executive at one of the country's top corn processing firms on Wednesday, as firms ramp up processing capacity to use up the old stocks of grain.

Apr 17 2017

China to grow 5.5 pct less corn this cycle as acreage drops - poll

BEIJING, April 17 Chinese farmers will plant less corn this season, resulting in the smallest crop in six years, as the world's top grains producer seeks to whittle down its huge glut of the grain and boost production of soybeans, according to a Reuters poll.

Apr 14 2017

China says North Korea tension has to be stopped from reaching 'irreversible' stage

BEIJING/PYONGYANG China said on Friday tension over North Korea had to be stopped from reaching an "irreversible and unmanageable stage" as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test. | Video

Apr 14 2017

China warnt im Nordkorea-Konflikt vor unbeherrschbarer Lage

Washington/Peking China ruft im Nordkorea-Konflikt angesichts der Machtdemonstration der USA und Drohungen aus Pjöngjang zur Zurückhaltung auf.

Apr 11 2017

China to map 70.5 million hectares of critical arable land: Xinhua

BEIJING China intends to map and document its most important cropland over the next three years, in an effort to ensure the country's long-term food security.

Apr 10 2017

China edible oil price slump to hit palm oil imports

SINGAPORE/BEIJING Steep falls in Chinese edible oil prices have knocked soybean processing margins deep into negative territory, leading to a likely drop in imports of palm oil by the world's top oilseed buyer.

Mar 27 2017

Land of the short white feather: New Zealand's unlikely bird flu success

BEIJING/WELLINGTON The deadly bird flu that's forced mass bird culls and roiled the global egg and poultry trade has spawned one unlikely success – New Zealand, a rare source of disease-free birds and supplier for China's voracious chicken consumption.

Mar 25 2017

China, others lift ban on meat imports in boost for Brazil

BRASILIA/BEIJING China lifted a ban on imports of meat from Brazil on Saturday after Brazilian authorities clarified details of a police investigation into alleged bribery of health inspectors, in a victory for President Michel Temer's efforts to stem damage from the probe.

Mar 24 2017

China's Dalian Commodity Exchange plans to launch corn options

BEIJING, March 24 China's Dalian Commodity Exchange said on Friday it is planning to add corn options as its prepares to launch its first-ever options contract next week.

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