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Tom Polansek

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

U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken: Sanderson Farms

CHICAGO Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors' profits.

Jan 12 2018

Whoops! Last-minute change to U.S. tax overhaul splits grains sector

CHICAGO Republican U.S. senators are working with some of the world's biggest agricultural merchants to undo a last-minute provision in the tax overhaul that threatens to distort the grains market and starve private firms of corn, soy and wheat supplies.

Jan 12 2018

Whoops! Last-minute change to U.S. tax overhaul splits grains sector

CHICAGO, Jan 12 Republican U.S. senators are working with some of the world's biggest agricultural merchants to undo a last-minute provision in the tax overhaul that threatens to distort the grains market and starve private firms of corn, soy and wheat supplies.

Jan 09 2018

U.S. grain companies fear harm from new tax law

CHICAGO The new U.S. tax law is poised to drive more control over the nation's grain supply to farmer-owned cooperatives, provoking concern among ethanol producers and privately run grain handlers that they could be squeezed out of the competition to buy crops.

Jan 09 2018

U.S. lawsuit says Wal-Mart deceived buyers of organic eggs

CHICAGO Wal-Mart Stores Inc misled U.S. shoppers by selling organic eggs laid by hens raised in enclosed structures under package labels that said the birds had access to the outdoors, a federal lawsuit alleged on Monday.

Jan 08 2018

CME Group expands private trades in grain markets, raising worries

CHICAGO Exchange-operator CME Group Inc will allow a type of privately negotiated transaction in all its agricultural markets for the first time on Monday, splitting traders who predict the move will either improve or hurt transparency.

Jan 08 2018

RPT-CME Group expands private trades in grain markets, raising worries

CHICAGO, Jan 5 Exchange operator CME Group Inc will allow a type of privately negotiated transaction in all its agricultural markets for the first time on Monday, splitting traders who predict the move will either improve or hurt transparency.

Jan 05 2018

CME Group expands private trades in grain markets, raising worries

CHICAGO Exchange-operator CME Group Inc will allow a type of privately negotiated transaction in all its agricultural markets for the first time on Monday, splitting traders who predict the move will either improve or hurt transparency.

Jan 05 2018

CME Group expands private trades in grain markets, raising worries

CHICAGO, Jan 5 Exchange operator CME Group Inc will allow a type of privately negotiated transaction in all its agricultural markets for the first time on Monday, splitting traders who predict the move will either improve or hurt transparency.

Jan 04 2018

Monsanto profit misses estimates as farmers face squeeze

Monsanto Co reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings on Thursday and said low crop prices hurting farmers' incomes would limit the company's ability to profit from sales of its genetically engineered seeds and agricultural chemicals.

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