Entity: Department of Agriculture

No Records Response from USDA Regarding communications with Jeffrey Clark and Jeffrey Wood

April 9, 2019
United States Department of Agriculture stated that it had no records of communications with Jeffrey Bossert or Jeffrey Woods. American Oversight asked for these records because Bossert and Woods served as attorneys for the fossil fuel industry before joining the Department of Justice.

News Roundup: Turning to the Courts

April 5, 2019
The Trump administration has proved uniquely uncooperative with Congress’ requests. This week, House committees exercised their subpoena power.

FOIA to USDA Regarding Potential Hatch Act Violations

April 5, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking records related to Hatch Act enforcement.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications with Florida-Based Groups

April 5, 2019
FOIA to the USDA seeking records of communications between Farm Service Agency State Executive Director for Florida and Florida-based groups to shed light on any potential influence of political appointees' former campaign donors.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications with Oklahoma-Based Groups

April 5, 2019
FOIA to the USDA seeking records of communications between State Executive Director for Oklahoma Scott Biggs with Oklahoma-based groups to shed light on any potential influence of political appointees' former campaign donors.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications with Oregon-Based Groups

April 5, 2019
FOIA to USDA seeking records of communications between USDA Rural Development State Director for Oregon John E. Huffman and Oregon-based groups to shed light on any potential influence of political appointees' former campaign donors.

No Records Response from USDA Regarding Ivanka Trump Personal Email Use

March 18, 2019
The Department of Agriculture stated that it had no records responsive to American OversightÕs FOIA request seeking communications regarding Ivanka TrumpÕs use of personal email while working in the White House.

No Records Response from USDA Regarding Communications between Political appointees in 7 Offices and Several Members of Congress _

March 14, 2019
The United States Department of Agriculture stated that it had no records of communications between political appointees in 7 offices and several members of Congress. American Oversight asked for records that will shed light on whether and to what extent USDA is engaged in the response efforts to the risks posed by the hog lagoons.

New Lawsuit Seeks Records of Agribusiness Influence on USDA School Nutrition Standards

March 7, 2019
American Oversight is suing the Department of Agriculture to force the release of documents that might reveal industry influence over the decision to weaken nutritional standards for school lunches.

Complaint: American Oversight v. USDA – Agribusiness Influence on School Lunches

March 7, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Agriculture to force the release of documents that might reveal industry influence over the decision to weaken nutritional standards for school lunches.