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P.J. Huffstutter

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

Jan 16 2018

Cargill shakes up its product mix with new salt alternative

Commodity trader Cargill Inc [CARG.UL] is starting to produce a salt-alternative for food manufacturers wanting to cut back the sodium levels in their soups, breads and other processed goods.

Nov 11 2017

As Trump targets immigrants, U.S. farm sector looks to automate

LOS ANGELES Convincing big U.S. dairy owners to buy robots to milk their cows - and reduce the farmhands they employ - used to be a tough sell for Steve Fried. Recently, his job has gotten easier, he says, in part because of President Donald Trump.

Nov 10 2017

As Trump targets immigrants, U.S. farm sector looks to automate

LOS ANGELES Convincing big U.S. dairy owners to buy robots to milk their cows - and reduce the farmhands they employ - used to be a tough sell for Steve Fried. Recently, his job has gotten easier, he says, in part because of President Donald Trump.

Nov 10 2017

As Trump targets immigrants, U.S. farm sector looks to automate

LOS ANGELES, Nov 10 Convincing big U.S. dairy owners to buy robots to milk their cows - and reduce the farmhands they employ - used to be a tough sell for Steve Fried. Recently, his job has gotten easier, he says, in part because of President Donald Trump.

Oct 28 2017

U.S. farmers tighten belts to compete with cheap LatAm grain

(This version of the October 26 story corrects first paragraph to read "punctured a tire on his combine" instead of "on his tractor")

Oct 11 2017

Fitch says Syngenta risks rating downgrade due to corn lawsuits

CHICAGO, Oct 11 Fitch Ratings on Wednesday became the second major ratings agency to put Syngenta AG on notice for a potential downgrade, over uncertainties surrounding the Swiss-based company's genetically modified corn lawsuit liabilities.

Sep 28 2017

Senate panel sets hearing for agriculture trade negotiator nominee

The Republican-led Senate Finance Committee on Thursday set an Oct. 5 confirmation hearing for Gregory Doud, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the top agricultural negotiator job at the U.S. Trade Representative.

Sep 14 2017

Bayer joins in $100 million investment bet on ag-biotech startup

CHICAGO Germany's Bayer AG, one of the world's biggest agricultural chemical companies, is joining a $100 million bet that the next big breakthrough in crop fertilizers will be found inside a biological Petri dish.

Sep 07 2017

U.S. appeals court sides with critics of Wyoming's laws on data collection

Sept 7 A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled in favor of environmentalists, photographers and other critics of Wyoming's so-called data-trespassing laws, which make it illegal for people to cross private property to take photos or collect data on public lands.

Sep 06 2017

From sugar mills to hog farms, U.S. agriculture braces for Irma

CHICAGO/NEW YORK Hurricane Irma sent farmers and food companies scrambling to protect processing facilities, farm fields and animal herds in the South and Southeastern parts of the United States on Wednesday.

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