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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.

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Nov 25 2014

Forget the brisket: U.S. beef prices still spiraling up

WASHINGTON U.S. retail beef and pork prices, already at record highs, will increase significantly again in 2015 on a combination of disease and a drought in the Southern Plains, the government said on Tuesday.

Nov 25 2014

Forget the brisket - U.S. beef prices still spiraling up

WASHINGTON Retail prices for U.S. beef and pork, already at record highs, will increase significantly again in 2015 on a combination of disease and the drought in Southern Plains, the Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.

Nov 20 2014

Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips

WASHINGTON A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country's largest farm group said on Thursday.

Nov 20 2014

U.S. Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country's largest farm group said on Thursday.

Nov 19 2014

U.S. farmers set to get huge government payouts despite bumper harvest

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO U.S. farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the government's promise that its new five-year farm bill would save taxpayers money.

Nov 19 2014

US farmers set to get huge government payouts despite bumper harvest

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO, Nov 19 U.S. farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the government's promise that its new five-year farm bill would save taxpayers money.

Nov 14 2014

Obama, in latest climate move, to pledge $3 billion for global fund

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will announce a $3 billion (1.92 billion pounds) U.S. contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, an administration official said on Friday.

Nov 14 2014

Obama, in latest climate move, to pledge $3 billion for global fund

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will announce a $3 billion U.S. contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, an administration official said on Friday.

Nov 13 2014

Keystone pipeline approval bills advance in Congress

WASHINGTON Legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline began racing through the U.S. Congress on Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans appeared to be coming together in a challenge of President Barack Obama's oversight of the project.

Nov 10 2014

U.S. OKs genetically modified potato with lower cancer risk

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday approved the first genetically modified potato for commercial planting in the United States in more than a decade, a move likely to draw the ire of groups opposed to artificial manipulation of foods.

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