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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 18 2018

Cheap feed, brisk U.S. pork exports drive Iowa hog barn expansion

CHICAGO Farmers in Iowa, where a third of U.S. hogs are raised, have ratcheted up swine barn construction while capitalizing on low-cost feed and thriving U.S. pork exports.

Jan 11 2018

Trump NAFTA pullout fears rattle CME hog futures

CHICAGO, Jan 11 Chicago Mercantile Exchange hog futures on Thursday shed more than 2 percent of their value on Thursday, partly pressured by Canadian government worries that U.S. President Donald Trump intends to scrap NAFTA talks, said traders.

Dec 29 2017

LIVESTOCK-CME live cattle futures retreat from 7-week high

CHICAGO, Dec 29 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle Friday closed lower on technical selling and caution before cash prices by day's end - but not before futures initially hit a 7-week high, said traders.

Dec 28 2017

LIVESTOCK-Cash price optimism fuels CME live cattle 7-week high

CHICAGO, Dec 28 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle on Thursday reached a seven-week high, propelled by expectations for steady-to-higher cash prices by week's end, said traders.

Dec 27 2017

LIVESTOCK-CME hogs ease from 10-month top on lower cash prices

CHICAGO, Dec 27 Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs on Wednesday slid from a 10-month high, weakened by profit-taking and less money paid by packers for slaughter-ready, or cash, hogs, said analysts.

Dec 26 2017

LIVESTOCK-CME live cattle surge on beef demand, cash price hopes

CHICAGO, Dec 26 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures finished higher on Tuesday, driven by strong wholesale beef values that generated cash price optimism for this week, said traders.

Dec 22 2017

LIVESTOCK-CME live cattle futures mostly lower after USDA report

CHICAGO, Dec 22 The bulk of Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle contracts closed lower on Friday, pressured by the morning's bearish U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) monthly Cattle-On-Feed report, said traders.

Dec 07 2017

Antibiotics sales for use in U.S. farm animals dropped in 2016: FDA

CHICAGO The sale and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals in the United States decreased by 10 percent from 2015 to 2016, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report said on Thursday.

Nov 14 2017

U.S. pumpkin growers toast nontraditional demand for fruit

CHICAGO U.S. farmers are cheering a bumper crop of pumpkins this year, due to dry weather, and celebrating a year-round boost in demand aided by new avenues of growth in such products as flavored coffee and pet food.

Nov 13 2017

Tyson weighs sites for $320 million chicken plant after Kansas town objects

CHICAGO Tyson Foods Inc is weighing new sites for a $320 million chicken slaughterhouse after opposition from residents of a small Kansas town picked for the project, the chief executive said on Monday.

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