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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

Sep 01 2017

Wheat virus threatens crop in U.S. Plains as farmers save money

CHICAGO Kansas, the top U.S. wheat producing state, could face hefty yield losses next year from a virus that cost it nearly 6 percent of production in 2017, according to a preliminary estimate, as low wheat prices may have deterred farmers from spending money on herbicides.

Aug 28 2017

Whole Foods slashes prices on some produce, also selling Amazon's Echo

LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO On its first day as part of Amazon.com , organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc slashed prices on popular items like avocados and apples on Monday by a third as it bid to shake off its "Whole Paycheck" reputation for high prices.

Aug 03 2017

Paraguay's high-protein wheat may be too scarce to seize demand

ASUNCION/CHICAGO Weather damage to crops in Paraguay has robbed the international wheat market of more supplies of the high-quality grain needed to make bread and snatched an opportunity for the country to cultivate customers other than its massive neighbor, Brazil.

Jul 27 2017

Drought slashes U.S. spring wheat yield prospects: tour

FARGO, N.D. Hot and dry weather during the growing season slashed yield prospects for U.S. hard red spring wheat to the lowest in nearly a decade, scouts on an annual crop tour said on Thursday.

Jul 26 2017

Drought hits parts of North Dakota spring wheat prospects: tour

MINOT, North Dakota Spring wheat crops in central and northwestern North Dakota were showing the effects of hot, dry conditions and yield prospects were down sharply from a year ago, scouts on an annual crop tour said Wednesday.

Jul 26 2017

Drought cuts southern North Dakota spring wheat prospects: tour

BISMARCK, North Dakota Yield prospects for hard red spring wheat in southern North Dakota were below average following hot and dry weather during the growing season, scouts on an annual crop tour said Tuesday.

Jul 19 2017

Global buyers of quality wheat face disappointment in Canada

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO Buyers looking to Canada for high-quality wheat to make bread as drought roils output in the northern United States may be thwarted, as dry weather has also hit crops there.

Jul 18 2017

Dry weather threatens top-quality wheat in world awash with grain

CHICAGO/SYDNEY Hot, dry weather has seen high-protein wheat emerge as the one tight spot in a global grains market swamped with abundant stocks, after four years of bumper harvests.

Jul 07 2017

Warm-up seen for U.S. Midwest next week as northern Plains roasts

CHICAGO Sizzling temperatures in the northern U.S. Plains spring wheat belt will spread next week into parts of the western Midwest, threatening corn yield prospects as the crop enters its key pollination phase, meteorologists said on Friday.

May 05 2017

U.S. flour millers scramble for high-protein wheat on quality fears

CHICAGO/MANHATTAN, Kan. U.S. flour millers were scrambling to find high-protein wheat supplies remaining from last year's harvest amid fears the developing crop, some of which was hit by snow in Kansas this week, could yield lower-quality grain, buyers said on Friday.


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