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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 08 2017

Chinese beer-makers tap into Canadian barley after pint-sized Australia crop

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/BEIJING China has more than doubled its purchases of Canadian barley, taking advantage of bargain prices for the beer ingredient due to abundant high-quality supplies in Canada.

Dec 01 2017

China, France pledge fair trade, 'reciprocal' benefits

BEIJING China and France agreed on Friday to support free and fair trade, and for the first time pledged "reciprocal" treatment in their trade relations, they said after ministerial economic talks.

Nov 26 2017

WH Group woos Chinese eaters with spicy pork, sticky rice sausages

LUOHE/ZHENGZHOU, China WH Group , the world's top pork producer, is adding new varieties of packaged foods to counter slowing Chinese pork demand and woo the expanding middle class of the world's most populous nation that is embracing a wider diet of meats.

Nov 26 2017

WH Group reins in growth ambitions for Smithfield meat products in China

ZHENGZHOU, China China pork producer WH Group is dialing back growth hopes for its U.S. unit Smithfield in the mainland amid weak demand, with a new plant there operating at just a third of capacity and plans for another factory postponed, group executives said.

Nov 26 2017

WH Group woos Chinese eaters with spicy pork, sticky rice sausages

LUOHE/ZHENGZHOU, China, Nov 27 WH Group , the world's top pork producer, is adding new varieties of packaged foods to counter slowing Chinese pork demand and woo the expanding middle class of the world's most populous nation that is embracing a wider diet of meats.

Nov 26 2017

WH Group reins in growth ambitions for Smithfield meat products in China

ZHENGZHOU, China, Nov 27 China pork producer WH Group is dialing back growth hopes for its U.S. unit Smithfield in the mainland amid weak demand, with a new plant there operating at just a third of capacity and plans for another factory postponed, group executives said.

Nov 26 2017

China pork price slide seen forcing U.S. Smithfield to boost exports elsewhere

LUOHE, China, Nov 27 Hog prices in China are expected to fall further next year, curbing demand for imports at the world's top pork consumer and pushing U.S.-based Smithfield to ramp up sales elsewhere, WH Group executives said.

Nov 23 2017

China's pig farmers go north, upending world's top meat, grain market

BEIJING China's largest pig farming companies and new entrants are racing to build vast, modern hog farms in the north-eastern cornbelt, expanding the world's biggest pork market and upending traditional trade flows in meat and grain.

Nov 09 2017

Tougher approval process for soybean imports could hit Chinese demand - sources

China is taking longer to issue safety certificates for cargoes of genetically modified (GMO) soybeans, in a move that could dent demand for purchases in coming months, four trade sources said.

Nov 07 2017

China to pledge more U.S. soy imports during Trump visit

BEIJING China will commit to buy more U.S. soybeans during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing this week, a U.S. industry official said, underlining the importance of trade in farm goods even as tensions grow between the world's top two economies.

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