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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

Jun 26 2017

China's COFCO likely to sit out global grains race as it digests acquisitions

LONDON/BEIJING/BUENOS AIRES As the world trade in farm commodities faces a shake-up, one of the groups widely expected to play a leading role - China's COFCO - will probably have to sit out the industry consolidation after all.

Jun 21 2017

China's pork demand hits a peak, shocking producers, as diets get healthier

BEIJING China's frozen dumpling makers are finding there's a quick route to winning new sales - increase the vegetable content, and cut down on the meat. | Video

Jun 20 2017

Chinese beef buyers race to get hands on American steak

BEIJING Chinese meat importers are racing to get their hands on the first shipments of beef from the United States in 14 years, as strong demand for premium steaks continues to grow in the $2.6 billion beef import market. | Video

Jun 18 2017

Minsheng chairman says loans to China's Anbang total only $100 million - Caixin

BEIJING China Minsheng Banking's loans to Anbang Insurance Group amount to $100 million (78 million pounds), and not 100 billion yuan (12 billion pounds) as rumoured, bank chairman Hong Qi told shareholders, adding that the loans are secure, local media Caixin reported.

Jun 18 2017

Minsheng chairman says loans to China's Anbang total only $100 mln -Caixin

BEIJING, June 18 China Minsheng Banking's loans to Anbang Insurance Group amount to $100 million, and not 100 billion yuan ($15 billion) as rumoured, bank chairman Hong Qi told shareholders, adding that the loans are secure, local media Caixin reported.

Jun 16 2017

China to vaccinate poultry against H7N9 bird flu next month

BEIJING China has decided to vaccinate poultry from next month against the H7N9 bird flu virus, after it claimed hundreds of lives last winter and caused major damage to the industry.

Jun 14 2017

Dow launches new GMO corn after landing China import approval

BEIJING Dow Chemical Co secured import approval from China for its next-generation Enlist corn variety and announced it would be commercially available in the United States and Canada next year, but the company was still awaiting approval of Enlist soybeans from the world's top soy importer.

Jun 05 2017

Canada beats U.S. in pork sales to China - feet, elbows and all

WINNIPEG/CHICAGO/BEIJING Canada has overtaken the United States as the top North American supplier of pork to China as farmers and meat packers in both nations battle for lucrative shares of the biggest global market. | Video

May 31 2017

China's soybean buyers push to delay imports as processing losses grow

SINGAPORE/BEIJING China's soybean importers are pushing to postpone or cancel cargoes mainly ordered from suppliers in Brazil as they rack up hefty losses processing the commodity into cooking oil and animal feed ingredients, said three trade sources.

May 22 2017

China slaps import duties on sugar; experts question impact

BEIJING China said on Monday it will impose hefty penalties on sugar imports after lobbying by domestic mills, but experts said the ruling may not go far enough to stem the flow of lower-priced sweetener into the world's top importer.

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