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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

Nov 09 2017

U.S. sets final anti-subsidy duties on Argentine, Indonesian biodiesel

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO The U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday said it set final anti-subsidy duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, pushing soyoil futures to a two-month high even though the decision was expected.

Nov 09 2017

LIVESTOCK-Cattle, hog futures mixed on spreading, cash declines

CHICAGO, Nov 9 U.S. livestock futures were widely mixed on Thursday, with nearby live cattle and lean hog contracts hitting multi-week lows in bear-spreading as traders moved into deferred positions.

Nov 02 2017

DuPont to sell cellulosic ethanol plant in blow to biofuel

CHICAGO/NEW YORK DuPont Industrial Biosciences, a unit of DowDuPont Inc, on Thursday said it halted operations at a two-year-old ethanol plant and will sell it, dealing another blow to efforts to create biofuels without using food crops.

Sep 29 2017

U.S. ethanol producers, lawmaker blast EPA biofuels proposal

Ethanol producers and a high-profile Midwest lawmaker on Friday said a proposal to tweak the U.S. renewable fuels program in a way that would count exports of the corn-based fuel against federal volumes mandates would hurt biofuel makers.

Sep 26 2017

EPA signals cut to U.S. biodiesel blending; soyoil prices drop

CHICAGO The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it was seeking comment on a proposal to reduce 2018 biodiesel blending requirements into the domestic fuel supply.

Sep 22 2017

U.S. corn ethanol producers aim to out-pump competitors

CHICAGO U.S. ethanol makers, taking advantage of low corn prices, are ramping up production and expanding capacity to try to squeeze less-efficient competitors out of an overcrowded market.

Sep 01 2017

U.S. ethanol prices rise on hopes fuel waiver boosts demand after Harvey

CHICAGO/NEW YORK U.S. ethanol prices rallied to a two-week high on Friday on hopes a government fuel waiver allowing the sale of higher blends will boost demand after storm Harvey disrupted biofuel blending and exports at the Houston hub.

Aug 23 2017

U.S. soyoil, fuel credits jump on duties for Argentina biodiesel imports

CHICAGO, Aug 23 U.S. soyoil prices jumped 1.8 percent on Wednesday while biomass-based diesel fuel credits also gained on expectations for increased demand for domestic supplies after Washington imposed duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports.

Aug 23 2017

Argentine biodiesel industry says U.S. duties will halt exports

Argentine biodiesel exports will be priced out of the U.S. market, its leading industry body said, after Washington decided on Tuesday to impose steep duties on imports that it said were unfairly subsidized.

Aug 01 2017

U.S. ethanol makers steer away from fuel, reach for booze

CHICAGO A U.S. glut of fuel-grade ethanol has major producers, including Green Plains Inc and industry pioneer Archer Daniels Midland Co , pursuing other markets and idling excess capacity in an effort to rebuild sagging margins.

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