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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 01 2017

Three years too short to replace glyphosate, French farmers say

NIOVILLE, France President Emmanuel Macron's promise to rid France of controversial weedkiller glyphosate within three years has left some farmers in the European Union's largest grain producing country on edge.

Nov 07 2017

Ethanol-based fuel becomes top-selling petrol in France

PARIS Gasoline containing up to 10 percent of ethanol has become the top-selling petrol in France, its largest market in the European Union, helped by a tax break that made the crop-based fuel more attractive to drivers, French ethanol producers said on Tuesday.

Oct 15 2017

Macron urges the French to value success, rejects 'president of rich' tag

PARIS Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said he was a president of all French, dismissing opponents' criticisms that his policies favor the rich while urging his countrymen to adopt a more positive attitude toward success.

Oct 04 2017

Exclusive: Ex-Louis Dreyfus grain traders launch new trading business - sources

PARIS/GENEVA A group of senior European and Black Sea grain traders who left Louis Dreyfus [AKIRAU.UL] at the end of August plan to launch a new business in Switzerland targeting the Ukrainian market, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Oct 03 2017

EXCLUSIVE-Ex-Louis Dreyfus traders to target Ukraine with new firm -sources

PARIS, Oct 3 A group of senior European and Black Sea grain traders who left Louis Dreyfus at the end of August plan to launch a new firm targeting the Ukrainian market, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Sep 25 2017

France open to phasing out weedkiller glyphosate

PARIS France is open to phasing out common weedkiller glyphosate, the government said on Monday, following complaints from farmers worried about a potential imminent ban.

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

Jul 06 2017

France to restrict use of palm oil in biofuels: minister

PARIS France will take steps to restrict the use of palm oil in producing biofuels in order to reduce deforestation in the countries of origin, French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Thursday.

Jun 22 2017

Tereos sees emerging markets key to growth post-EU sugar quotas

PARIS France's Tereos, the world's third largest sugar group, has expanded its trading desks in emerging countries as it looks to find new export markets for higher output after the European Union ends quotas later this year, its chief executive said.

Jun 01 2017

France sees ties with Germany key for post-Brexit EU farm policy

PARIS France and Germany, the European Union's two farming heavyweights, will need closer links following the loss of Britain's contribution to the EU farm budget after Brexit and ahead of a reform of EU agriculture policy, France's farm minister said.

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