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.
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ASUNCION Paraguay's business-friendly ruling party performed better than expected in Sunday's Senate election, losing fewer seats than polls had projected and ensuring strict fiscal policies while lessening chances of a tax hike on the key soy sector.
ASUNCION, April 20 Paraguay soybeans are flowing to the world's top buyer China even though the two countries have no diplomatic relations and no plans to establish them, according to Industry Minister Gustavo Leite.
Hamburg's tax office is examining the German activities of U.S. agricultural merchant Archer Daniels Midland over a five-year period in what the company called a routine audit, although sources said ADM could face unforeseen liabilities.
BUENOS AIRES Rains expected to relieve Argentina's drought-hit soy and corn crops failed to materialize over the weekend, all but ending hope that yields might recover from four months of unrelenting sun with more heat and dryness expected over the days ahead.
BUENOS AIRES Argentina's Rosario Grains Exchange slashed 14 percent off its forecast for the country's soy crop on Thursday, saying a drought now in its fourth month would limit the harvest to 40 million tonnes versus its previous estimate of 46.5 million.
BUENOS AIRES Hope has withered for any recovery in Argentine soy yields hit by a four-month drought that shows no signs of abating, farmers and analysts said on Monday, prompting China to step in to fill the gap in soymeal exports from the world's No. 1 supplier.
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BUENOS AIRES Argentine truck drivers paralyzed parts of Buenos Aires, throwing up road blocks in some of the city's busiest downtown neighborhoods, in a protest on Wednesday against President Mauricio Macri's market-friendly economic policies.
BUENOS AIRES Argentina's corn crop will suffer yield losses due to drought this year and the estimated planting area may drop further because dry weather in the northern part of the country has blocked late-season planting, a top Agriculture Ministry official said.
BUENOS AIRES Executive branch government employees in Argentina will get no pay raises this year and one out of every four "political positions" appointed by ministers will be cut, President Mauricio Macri said on Monday, deepening his austerity drive.