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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

Mar 16 2018

Sugar glut pushes Brazil mills into ethanol, white sugar, washouts

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, Brazil, March 16 Brazilian mills are doing everything they can to keep raw sugar off the global market as Brazil's cane harvest kicks off, to avoid worsening a glut that has driven prices to their lowest in two years.

Mar 15 2018

Brazilian grain producers explore increased use of Panama Canal

SAO PAULO, March 15 Brazilian farmers in top soy state Mato Grosso signed a memorandum of understanding with the Panama Canal Authority to evaluate ways to cut transportation costs and boost Brazilian grain volumes using the waterway, the authority's chief administrator said.

Feb 20 2018

Brazil-U.S. venture to build second corn ethanol plant in Mato Grosso

SAO PAULO FS Bioenergia, a joint venture between Brazilian and U.S.-based investors, said on Tuesday it will build its second corn-based ethanol plant in Brazil's top grains-producing state of Mato Grosso.

Feb 07 2018

Brazil's expected rise in ethanol demand to be met by corn-based fuel

SAO PAULO An expected increase in ethanol demand in Brazil, boosted by the country's economic recovery and a new programme to raise biofuel use, will initially be met by fuel produced from corn, an industry official told Reuters on Thursday.

Jan 31 2018

Petrobras making 'interesting discoveries' in Campos basin: CEO

SAO PAULO Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is making "interesting discoveries" in blocks in the Campos basin, off the Rio de Janeiro coast, where it is drilling deeper to reach the pre-salt layer, Chief Executive Pedro Parente said on Wednesday.

Jan 18 2018

Rising Brazilian ethanol prices open window for U.S. imports

CHICAGO/SAO PAULO, Jan 18 U.S. ethanol exports to Brazil will spike during the coming months as high gasoline prices and low ethanol supplies drive up demand in the South American country, according to two traders and two brokers active in the market.

Jan 11 2018

Monsanto looking to sell dicamba-resistant GM soy seed in Brazil

SAO PAULO The Brazilian unit of seed and agrochemicals maker Monsanto on Thursday said it will run field tests with genetically modified soy seed INTACTA2 XTEND in Brazil in the 2019-20 crop, looking to launch the variety commercially the following year.

Dec 12 2017

Brazil Senate passes bill to boost ethanol, biodiesel use

BRASÍLIA/SAO PAULO Brazilian senators passed on Tuesday a bill proposing sharp increases in the use of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel in the country in coming years, as a way to help cut carbon emissions.

Dec 01 2017

China's CITIC closes $1.1 billion Brazil takeover, sees more ahead

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, Brazil China's CITIC Agri Fund said on Friday it had completed its $1.1 billion acquisition of Dow Chemical Co's corn seed business in Brazil, a potential vehicle for future purchases in Latin America.

Nov 23 2017

Brazil court upholds bankruptcy protection for grains trader Seara

SAO PAULO A Brazilian judge has decided to uphold bankruptcy protection for Seara Industria & Comércio de Produtos Agropecuários Ltda, a soy and corn trader whose largest creditor is U.S. agriculture cooperative CHS Inc, Seara said on Thursday.


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