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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

Apr 17 2018

China tariffs spark shake-up of global soybean trade flows

LONDON Top soybean buyer China could not only end up paying more for the oilseed if it imposes tariffs on U.S. imports but may also create new buyers for American supplies as the move shakes up global trade flows.

Apr 03 2018

EU sugar companies struggle to survive as prices plunge post-quotas

LONDON European Union sugar companies have emerged from the cocoon of production quotas and are now fighting to survive in a fiercely competitive world market with prices and profits plunging.

Feb 20 2018

UK promises post-Brexit agriculture plan as farmers demand more clarity

BIRMINGHAM, England The British government will publish a consultation paper on future agriculture policy "very shortly", Environment Minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday, as farmers demanded more clarity on their prospect after the country quits the European Union.

Feb 06 2018

Cocoa prices to regain ground as global surplus shrinks: Reuters poll

LONDON Cocoa prices should rise by the end of the year, recovering some ground after two consecutive annual declines, with a smaller global surplus expected in the 2017/18 season, a Reuters survey of nine traders and analysts showed.

Jan 04 2018

Farm spending to focus on environment after Brexit: UK minister

OXFORD, England Britain will only pay public funds to farmers who provide public benefits such as wildlife habitats or improved soil quality under a post-Brexit shake-up in agricultural policies announced on Thursday.

Dec 08 2017

ED&F Man reviews physical grains trading, may exit business

LONDON/NEW YORK ED&F Man said on Friday it is reviewing its physical grains trading operations after a challenging year and may partially or entirely exit the business.

Dec 07 2017

From Poles to Filipinos? UK food industry needs post-Brexit workers

MILTON KEYNES, England Britons who voted for Brexit in the hope of slashing immigration seem set for disappointment. In the farming and food industries at least, any exodus of Polish and Romanian workers may simply be followed by arrivals of Ukrainians and Filipinos.

Oct 12 2017

U.S. and Britain begin dialogue on post-Brexit farm deal

LONDON U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue met with British politicians on Thursday as the two countries eye the potential for increased farm trade once Britain leaves the European Union.

Oct 12 2017

U.S. and Britain begin dialogue on post-Brexit farm deal

LONDON U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue met with British politicians on Thursday as the two countries eye the potential for increased farm trade once Britain leaves the European Union.

Sep 19 2017

UK fishermen see Brexit bonanza, but there's a catch

NEWLYN, England/PARIS For the fishermen of this small port on the toe of England, Britain's vote to leave the European Union was an answer to their prayers. | Video

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