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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

May 18 2018

U.S. wheat futures rally; corn, soy firm on hopes for export deal

CHICAGO U.S. wheat futures rallied on Friday, with the benchmark Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat contract surging 3 percent on forecasts for dry conditions that could further stress an already damaged crop.

May 17 2018

U.S. wheat futures rise on world weather woes, corn; soy flat

CHICAGO U.S. wheat futures rallied on Thursday, their third straight day of gains, on worries that adverse weather will lead to crop shortfalls in key growing areas around the world, traders said.

May 11 2018

USDA predicts record soybean exports despite China trade dispute

CHICAGO U.S. soybean exports will break a record in the upcoming marketing year despite the growing threat of a trade war with top-buyer China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday, but traders expressed doubts about that forecast.

May 10 2018

USDA sees U.S. soy, corn, wheat stocks falling on production declines

WASHINGTON, May 10 U.S. soybean supplies were seen falling in the upcoming marketing year as domestic usage and exports were expected to remain strong even as production eases, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Thursday.

Apr 12 2018

House Republicans propose food stamp changes for Farm Bill

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON Republicans on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Thursday called for changes to the government's food assistance program for the poor, in a package of long-awaited proposals for the next U.S. Farm Bill that could complicate its passage through Congress.

Apr 12 2018

U.S. House Republicans propose food stamp changes for Farm Bill

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON, April 12 Republicans on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Thursday called for changes to the government's food assistance program for the poor, in a package of long-awaited proposals for the next U.S. Farm Bill that could complicate its passage through Congress.

Apr 11 2018

Negotiations still best tool in U.S.-China trade row: Perdue

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Wednesday said negotiations were the preferred method for easing trade tensions between China and the United States.

Apr 10 2018

USDA cuts soy stocks outlook as crusher demand rises

WASHINGTON, April 10 The U.S. Agriculture Department on Tuesday issued a surprise cut to its forecast for domestic soybean supplies as strong profit margins at processors encouraged them to crush more beans.

Apr 04 2018

China tariffs on soy, sorghum spread fear in U.S. farm country

CHICAGO China aimed a direct strike at America's heartland on Wednesday, moving to slap an aggressive 25 percent retaliatory tariff against U.S. soybeans, farm country's most valuable export to China last year, worth $12 billion.

Apr 04 2018

China tariffs on soy, sorghum spread fear in U.S. farm country

CHICAGO, April 4 China aimed a direct strike at America's heartland on Wednesday, moving to slap an aggressive 25 percent retaliatory tariff against U.S. soybeans, farm country's most valuable export to China last year, worth $12 billion.

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