Entity: Department of Agriculture

FOIA to USDA Seeking Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Data

October 26, 2021
FOIA to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeking Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey data for employees working in the Economic Research Service (ERS) or National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) — two USDA components that were relocated to Kansas City, Mo.

House Pandemic Subcommittee Investigates Trump Administration’s Use of Food Box Program for Political Gain

October 26, 2021
American Oversight previously reported on emails, cited in the House panel’s report, that point to the political motivations behind the inclusion of Trump-signed letters in the food boxes.

USDA Communications Regarding Changes to Poultry Inspection System

October 20, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for communications sent by former top agency officials containing key terms regarding a new poultry inspection system, including a proposed rules change allowing an increase in eviscerator line speeds at poultry processing plants.

USDA Records Regarding Communications with White House About Farm Bailouts

September 15, 2021
Records from the U.S Department of Agriculture in response to American oversight's request for records related to the 2018 and 2019 farm bailouts, particularly records related to the White House’s involvement in the bailouts.

Why Former Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue’s Compliance with Federal Ethics Rules Still Needs to Be Investigated

July 2, 2021
From disappearing and reappearing assets on his financial disclosures to potentially lucrative business moves, Perdue's big-dollar financial dealings still bear scrutiny.

USDA Food Supply Chain Task Force Records

June 28, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for records concerning a publicly reported Food Supply Chain Task Force.

FOIA to OPM and USDA Regarding Political Appointees Converting to Career Status

June 14, 2021
FOIA request to the Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking records for political appointees converting to career status, including resumes and SF-50 forms.

USDA Records of Expenses from Perdue Trips to Swing States

June 9, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for records reflecting expenses incurred from trips of top officials, including Sec. Sonny Perdue, to swing states in the run-up to the 2020 election.

USDA Communications Between Undersecretary Greg Ibach and External Entities

May 28, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for email communications between Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach and external individuals or entities.

USDA Records Regarding Agency Relocation Cost-Benefit Analyses

May 24, 2021
Records from the USDA in response to American Oversight's request for records reflecting cost-benefit analyses of relocating USDA employees. The initial FOIA request for these records was filed in partnership with the Union of Concerned Scientists.