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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

Jul 25 2018

Australia's agriculture minister hails 'good friend' China

BUENOS AIRES Australia is working to increase its meat exports to China, its agriculture minister told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday, describing the Asian giant as "a good friend" despite recent trade tensions between the two nations.

Jun 07 2018

Explainer: How Argentina's sovereign debt could threaten Macri's program

BUENOS AIRES Argentina is in talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a credit line to guarantee government funding and bring stability to financial markets, after the peso currency sharply weakened.

May 31 2018

Argentina's Macri vetoes bill freezing utility prices

BUENOS AIRES Argentine President Mauricio Macri on Thursday vetoed a bill passed in the early morning hours by the Senate that would freeze energy and water prices, as political tensions deepen in the economically ailing country.

May 24 2018

Argentina may freeze soybean tax cut program, farmers balk

BUENOS AIRES Argentina may halt the gradual lowering of soybean export taxes as the government speeds up its deficit-cutting effort, Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne said on Thursday, prompting push-back from farmers already hurting from a soy crop reduced by drought.

May 22 2018

Argentina weighs five airlines' plans for new Falklands flights: minister

BUENOS AIRES Argentina and Britain are analyzing five South American airlines' proposals for new flights between the Falkland Islands and Argentina, Argentina's Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie said on Tuesday.

May 17 2018

Agro-export industry workers in Argentina begin strike -union

BUENOS AIRES, May 17 Crushing plant workers in Argentina began a country-wide strike on Thursday to protest lay-offs earlier this year by global grains trader Cargill , a union leader said.

May 09 2018

Argentina seeks IMF stand-by credit to last through Macri's term

BUENOS AIRES Argentina will request a "high access stand-by" financing arrangement from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to calm volatile financial markets, in a move that could finance the country through next year, officials said on Wednesday.

Apr 10 2018

Argentina buys most U.S. soy in 20 years after drought cuts crop

CHICAGO/BUENOS AIRES Argentina, the world's third biggest soy producer, booked its largest purchase of U.S. soybeans in 20 years on Tuesday after drought cut its harvest, forcing crushers there to turn to imports.

Mar 06 2018

Argentina drought bakes crops, sparks grain price rally

CHICAGO/CHIVILCOY, Argentina Argentina's worst drought in decades is shrivelling farmers' fields, sending grain prices soaring and forcing Bunge Ltd and other major crop processors to crush fewer oilseeds into feed that fattens livestock around the world. | Video

Mar 05 2018

Argentina drought bakes crops, sparks grain price rally

CHICAGO/CHIVILCOY, Argentina, March 5 (Reuters) - A rgentina's worst drought in decades is shriveling farmers' fields, sending grain prices soaring and forcing Bunge Ltd and other major crop processors to crush fewer oilseeds into feed that fattens livestock around the world.

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