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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

Dec 13 2017

Brazil Burger King operator may price IPO near top of range: sources

(This December 12 story officially corrects to remove earlier reference to number of Burger King restaurants in Turkey in 13th paragraph.)

Dec 06 2017

Monsanto will prevail in Brazil patent dispute, South American CEO says

SAO PAULO U.S. seeds company Monsanto Co is confident Brazilian courts will uphold its Intacta RR2 PRO soy seed patent despite a challenge from grain growers in the state of Mato Grosso, the company's chief of South American operations said on Wednesday. The Brazilian patents office, known as INPI, had conducted a rigorous analysis before granting the technology patent protection, Rodrigo Santos, chief executive officer of Monsanto's South American operations, said on Wednesday.

Nov 28 2017

Minerva expects Brazil to resume beef exports to U.S. in first quarter

SAO PAULO Minerva SA, Brazil's fourth-largest listed meat company by sales, expects the country will resume fresh beef exports to the United States in the first quarter of 2018, Chief Executive Fernando Galletti said on Tuesday.

Nov 22 2017

Brazil pushes back decision on Bayer-Monsanto tie-up

SAO PAULO Brazilian antitrust agency Cade on Wednesday extended its deadline to review the takeover of Monsanto Co by Bayer AG by 90 days to late March, potentially spoiling plans to wrap up the $66 billion tie-up by the end of the year.

Nov 09 2017

Brazil soy growers ask court to cancel Monsanto's Intacta patent

SAO PAULO Soybean growers in Mato Grosso, Brazil's largest producing state, have asked a court to cancel Monsanto's Intacta RR2 PRO patent claiming irregularities, including the company's alleged failure to prove it brings de facto technological innovation.

Nov 09 2017

Brazil soy growers ask court to cancel Monsanto's Intacta patent

SAO PAULO, Nov 9 Soybean growers in Mato Grosso, Brazil's largest soy-producing state, have asked a court to cancel Monsanto Co's Intacta RR2 PRO patent claiming irregularities, including the company's alleged failure to prove it brings de facto technological innovation.

Nov 03 2017

Grain trade a boon as Brazil's Itaqui seeks higher shipping volumes

SAO PAULO, Nov 3 Brazil's Itaqui port, the country's closest deepwater gateway to the Panama Canal, has projected a rise in 2017 shipping volumes thanks to a record grain harvest and development of a new northern farming frontier.

Oct 25 2017

Bayer's Brazil unit receives approval for soybean fungicide

SAO PAULO The Brazilian unit of Bayer AG has received regulatory approval to sell its FOX Xpro fungicide, executives said on Wednesday, potentially boosting its agro-chemical business in one of the world's largest grains-producing nations.

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.

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