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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

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

Jun 14 2017

UK farmers call for more conciliatory stance at Brexit talks

BOOTHBY GRAFFOE, England Britain's government must change its strategy at Brexit talks following last week's inconclusive general election result, taking a more conciliatory approach, Meurig Raymond, president of the National Farmers Union said on Wednesday.

Apr 10 2017

Brexit to trigger UK farm policy overhaul and EU funding gap

LONDON Britain is expected to radically overhaul agricultural policy after it leaves the European Union and the bloc may have to make changes too when it loses Britain's net contributions to the region's farming budget.

Mar 21 2017

Supply glut risk as cocoa expansion plans backfire

LONDON/ABIDJAN West Africa's push to increase cocoa production risks backfiring as a global glut leaves farmers desperate to find buyers while their products perish.

Feb 21 2017

Minister seeks big changes to farm policy post-Brexit

BIRMINGHAM, England Britain's farm policy is set for a major shake-up when the country leaves the European Union because the current system is poor value for money, has too much red tape and provides few incentives to use the latest technologies, farming and environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom said on Tuesday.

Feb 07 2017

Cocoa futures to rebound as low prices boost demand

LONDON Cocoa prices should regain some ground by the end of 2017 following a prolonged slide fueled by expectations for a global surplus in the current 2016/17 season, a Reuters poll of nine traders and analysts showed on Tuesday.

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