Entity: Department of Agriculture

FOIA to USDA Regarding Secretary Perdue’s Recusal

October 19, 2018
FOIA to USDA seeking records related to USDA Secretary Purdue's interests in Georgia and his commitment to his ethics pledge.

USDA Secretary Perdue’s Calendars

October 12, 2018
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's calendars from April 25 through November 2, 2017.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Email Communications Immediately Following Hurricane Florence

October 10, 2018
FOIA to USDA seeking all e-mail communications sent or received by any DHS political appointees from September 1, 2018, through September 30, 2018, that contain any of the terms like: pork, pigs, hog, swine, NCPC, and NPPC

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications Following Hurricane Florence Regarding Hog Lagoons

October 10, 2018
FOIA to USDA seeking communications with Congresspeople and Senators regarding the risks posed by hog lagoons following Hurricane Florenc

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications with the National Pork Producers Council Following Hurricane Florence

October 10, 2018
FOIA to USDA seeking communications with the National Pork Producers Council, The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and The North Carolina Pork Council regarding the risks posed by hog lagoons following Hurricane Florence.

USDA Office Renovation Expenses

September 28, 2018
Office renovation records from the Department of Agriculture.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications Between USDA Senior Officials and Nick Ayers

September 19, 2018
FOIA to USDA seeking communications between Nick Ayers and USDA senior officials, including Sonny Perdue, Heidi Green, Ted McKinney, Joyce White, Donald Cole, Janine Miller, Beth Walker Green, and Misty Ann Giles.

USDA Calendar Records for Secretary Perdue’s Chief of Staff Heidi Green

September 14, 2018
US Department of Agriculture records in response to our FOIA request for calendars of Secretary Perdue's advisor and former chief of staff, Heidi Green. Calendars span April through August 2017.

Resumes Show Under-qualified political loyalists and lobbyists got top jobs at USDA

September 13, 2018
Records obtained by American Oversight reveal a pattern of politically-motivated hiring at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). A list of political appointees who have joined USDA since March 2017, along with appointees’ resumes, show that unqualified candidates, particularly former campaign staffers who expressed loyalty to President Trump, obtained leadership positions at the agency. Other resumes show officials who, while possessing experience in agricultural policy, came to USDA directly from the industries that the agency regulates. 

FOIA to USDA Seeking Records Related to Rep. Watson Coleman’s Letter to Rebeckah Adcock

September 4, 2018
FOIA to USDA seeking all records produced to Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman or other members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in response to Rep. Watson Coleman's November 14, 2017 letter to Rebeckah Adcock. This FOIA was submitted as part of our Parallel Investigations Initiative.