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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

Jun 19 2018

U.S. grain, livestock prices tumble on China trade war fears

CHICAGO U.S. crop and livestock prices tumbled on Tuesday, with soybean futures hitting lows not seen in nearly a decade, as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariffs on $200 billion (£151.8 billion) of Chinese goods, stoking fears the trade battle between the two economic giants would have a wider impact on the global economy.

Jun 19 2018

U.S. grain, livestock prices tumble on China trade war fears

CHICAGO U.S. crop and livestock prices tumbled on Tuesday, with soybean futures hitting lows not seen in nearly a decade, as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, stoking fears the trade battle between the two economic giants would have a wider impact on the global economy.

Jun 19 2018

U.S. grains, livestock prices collapse on China trade war fears

CHICAGO, June 19 U.S. crop and livestock prices tumbled on Tuesday - with soybean futures hitting lows not seen in nearly a decade - as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, stoking fears of an increasingly hostile trade war between the world's two largest economies.

Jun 13 2018

U.S. soybeans plunge on renewed fears of trade war with China

CHICAGO U.S. soybean futures plunged to 9-1/2-month lows on Wednesday, after a media report renewed fears that China could hit U.S. soybeans with retaliatory tariffs if Washington follows through on threats to slap duties on Chinese goods, traders and analysts said.

May 29 2018

Chinese buyers find tight U.S. sorghum supply after trade spat

CHICAGO Chinese grain merchants seeking to resume purchases of U.S. sorghum after an anti-dumping probe by Beijing that had halted trade between the world's biggest buyer and seller of the grain are now finding supplies tight, according to dealers.

May 18 2018

U.S. soybean exports scrapped as China shifts to Brazilian beans

CHICAGO Orders for nearly 1 million tonnes of U.S. soybean exports were canceled this week, according to U.S. government data released on Friday, as cheap supplies from Brazil and trade tension with China made U.S. cargoes less attractive to buyers.

May 03 2018

China customs expands checks on U.S. fruit imports - sources

BEIJING/CHICAGO China's major ports of entry have ramped up checks on fresh fruit imports from the United States, five Chinese industry sources said, which could delay shipments from U.S. growers already dealing with higher tariffs as Sino-U.S. trade ties worsen.

May 03 2018

China customs expands checks on U.S. fruit imports: sources

BEIJING/CHICAGO China's major ports of entry have ramped up checks on fresh fruit imports from the United States, five Chinese industry sources said, which could delay shipments from U.S. growers already dealing with higher tariffs as Sino-U.S. trade ties worsen.

May 03 2018

Chinese customs expands checks on U.S. fruit imports -sources

BEIJING/CHICAGO, May 3 China's major ports of entry have ramped up checks on fresh fruit imports from the United States, five Chinese industry sources said, which could delay shipments from U.S. growers already dealing with higher tariffs as Sino-U.S. trade ties worsen.

May 02 2018

Trade rows spell gain, and pain, for U.S. grain exporters

CHICAGO Global grain marketers have seized upon trade tensions between the United States and several of its top export markets, including China, to turn around struggling trading units following one of the toughest years ever for the industry.

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