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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

Feb 16 2018

U.S. tax law co-op preference 'wasted money': agricultural companies

CHICAGO U.S. agricultural merchants are scrambling to register themselves as cooperatives after a blunder in the country's new tax law gave farmers a tax break for selling grains to co-ops rather than private firms.

Feb 16 2018

U.S. set to lose top spot as global corn exporter to Brazil

CHICAGO Brazil could eclipse the United States as the world's top exporter of corn within five years, ending decades of U.S. dominance over the market for one of the world’s basic foodstuffs.

Feb 08 2018

USDA lowers U.S. corn stocks view as exports rise

WASHINGTON Surging export demand for U.S. corn will cut into domestic stockpiles of the grain by more than expected, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Thursday.

Feb 08 2018

U.S. corn stocks forecast cut due to rising exports -USDA

WASHINGTON, Feb 8 Surging export demand for U.S. corn will cut into domestic stockpiles of the grain by more than expected, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Thursday.

Feb 06 2018

ADM weighs options to counter U.S. tax rule, hopes for quick action

CHICAGO Archer Daniels Midland Co is developing plans to offset a provision in the new U.S. tax law that incentivizes farmers to sell crops to rival cooperatives, the grain merchant's chief said on Tuesday, highlighting the threat the law poses to privately held elevators and processors.

Jan 24 2018

USDA wants Congress to pass farm bill that meets Trump budget goals

CHICAGO A new U.S. farm bill reflecting the budget goals of the Trump administration should provide crop insurance products that let farmers withstand economic slumps and also cut out waste in nutrition assistance programs, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday.

Jan 09 2018

U.S. grain companies fear harm from new tax law

CHICAGO The new U.S. tax law is poised to drive more control over the nation's grain supply to farmer-owned cooperatives, provoking concern among ethanol producers and privately run grain handlers that they could be squeezed out of the competition to buy crops.

Dec 12 2017

U.S. soybean, wheat ending stocks up as exports fall: USDA

WASHINGTON Stockpiles of U.S. soybeans and wheat are expected to rise due to lower export demand amid heightened competition from rival global suppliers, government data on Tuesday showed.

Dec 12 2017

U.S. soybean, wheat ending stocks up as exports fall -USDA

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 The U.S. Agriculture Department on Tuesday raised its ending stocks forecast for domestic wheat and soybeans due to dwindling export demand for U.S. supplies.

Nov 09 2017

USDA boosts corn harvest view above expectations on record yields

WASHINGTON U.S. corn production will be higher than expected as harvest yields came in at record levels despite some concerns about the crop throughout the growing season, government data showed on Thursday.

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