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Jake Spring

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 14 2018

Brazil coffee, corn may hit minimum prices after election: official

BRASILIA Brazil's coffee and corn prices could fall to the government's guaranteed minimum prices if the weakening real currency reverses direction after October's wide-open presidential election, an Agriculture Ministry official said on Friday.

Sep 06 2018

Brazil minimum freight rates hurt port cargos: association chief

BRASILIA Brazil's policy of setting minimum freight rates is reducing the volume of cargo at Brazilian ports as farmers and agricultural exporters have difficulty arranging transportation at higher cost, according to the head of a Brazilian ports association.

Aug 31 2018

Exclusive - Brazil prosecutors hope to strike deal lifting glyphosate injunction

BRASILIA Brazil federal prosecutors are negotiating with health authority Anvisa and the agriculture ministry to reach a deal that could lift an injunction against the popular weed-killer glyphosate, a prosecutor on the case told Reuters on Friday.

Aug 31 2018

Exclusive: Brazil prosecutors hope to strike deal lifting glyphosate injunction

BRASILIA Brazil federal prosecutors are negotiating with health authority Anvisa and the agriculture ministry to reach a deal that could lift an injunction against the popular weed-killer glyphosate, a prosecutor on the case told Reuters on Friday.

Aug 28 2018

Special Report: Appetite for destruction - Soy boom devours Brazil's tropical savanna

CAMPOS LINDOS, Brazil When farmer Julimar Pansera purchased land in Brazil's interior seven years ago, it was blanketed in tiers of fruit trees, twisted shrubs and the occasional palm standing tall in a thicket of undergrowth.

Aug 13 2018

Brazil-China joint ventures could boost soymeal trade: China diplomat

BRASILIA Chinese and Brazilian companies could form soy-processing joint ventures as a way for Latin America's largest economy to export more processed soymeal to its top buyer of raw soybeans, a senior Chinese diplomat in Brazil said in an interview.

Jul 30 2018

Brazil studying auction of rights to six unexplored mining areas in 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's geological service is studying auctioning off mining rights in 2019 to six previously unexplored areas that have significant potential output of copper, gold, phosphate and other minerals, the head of the organization told Reuters on Monday.

Jul 27 2018

Brazil mining reforms stalled by impasse over new agency

BRASILIA A new Brazilian mining regulator created last year to cut red tape and attract foreign investment has still not gotten out of the blocks, with experts warning that the agency will be stalled at least through the October election and perhaps until 2019.

Jul 25 2018

Brazil law speeding up pesticide approval seen stalling to 2019: official

BRASILIA A proposed law to speed up approvals of new pesticides in Brazil that has drawn criticism from environmentalists is unlikely to gain congressional approval before next year, an agriculture ministry official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Jul 09 2018

Brazil sees China investment slowing after soaring in year's first half

BRASILIA Chinese investment in Brazil rose more than 2-1/2-fold in the first half of 2018, compared with the same period a year ago, but is expected to slow in the year's second half because of Brazil's presidential election in October, the country's planning ministry said on Monday.

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