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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.