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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

Jan 11 2018

Monsanto looking to sell dicamba-resistant GM soy seed in Brazil

SAO PAULO The Brazilian unit of seed and agrochemicals maker Monsanto on Thursday said it will run field tests with genetically modified soy seed INTACTA2 XTEND in Brazil in the 2019-20 crop, looking to launch the variety commercially the following year.

Oct 27 2017

Cargill makes its first animal feed company acquisition in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Oct 27 Cargill Inc's Brazilian unit has reached a deal to acquire a domestic maker of animal feed products, an executive said.

Sep 22 2017

Bunge acquires stake in mid-sized Brazil grains trader

SAO PAULO The Brazilian unit of U.S.-based commodities trader Bunge Ltd said on Friday it reached an agreement to acquire a minority stake in Agrícola Alvorada, a mid-sized grains trader located in Brazil's top soy producing state of Mato Grosso.

Jul 23 2017

Exclusive - Brazil farm minister's family firm reaps corn subsidy

SAO PAULO A trading firm owned by Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi's family has been the biggest winner from Brazil's corn subsidies this year, underscoring the tensions between the billionaire farm magnate's political responsibilities and his investments.

Jun 29 2017

Brazil ranchers seek vaccination overhaul after U.S. ban on beef

SAO PAULO Cattle ranchers in Brazil are demanding an overhaul of the vaccination program against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), including suspending it in some parts of the country, to tackle health problems raised by the United States last week when it banned Brazilian fresh beef imports.

Jun 26 2017

Brazil meat inspection flaws flagged in new blow to sector

SAO PAULO Brazil's meat industry lacks enough inspectors to ensure the product is safe, a health inspectors union said on Monday, blaming government cutbacks for what the United States has called system-wide sanitary issues.

May 26 2017

Crisis hit-JBS may reduce Brazil meat supplies - industry group

SAO PAULO/CUIABÁ An unfolding corruption scandal involving meatpacker JBS SA may reduce meat supply in Brazil, potentially benefiting rivals of the world's largest beef exporter, industry group Abrafrigo said.

May 26 2017

Crisis hit-JBS may reduce Brazil meat supplies -industry group

SAO PAULO/CUIABÁ, May 26 An unfolding corruption scandal involving meatpacker JBS SA may reduce meat supply in Brazil, potentially benefiting rivals of the world's largest beef exporter, industry group Abrafrigo said.

May 02 2017

Exclusive: Brazil's JBS imports fresh beef from U.S. for first time

SAO PAULO Brazil's JBS SA, the world's largest meat processor, for the first time imported fresh beef from the United States into the country in a bid to develop a niche market for a more marbled version of a cut known locally as "picanha," sometimes referred to as top sirloin cap.

Mar 21 2017

Brazil new soy frontier Matopiba contributing to record crop

BARREIRAS, Brazil Brazil's newest soy frontier, the Matopiba region stretching across four northern states, is contributing to a record crop this year as good weather spurs a recovery in agricultural yields after several drought-hit seasons.

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