Entity: Department of Agriculture

Investigations Update: Coronavirus Safety Measures, USAGM Lobbying, and Voting by Mail Alarmism

September 29, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the White House’s control of Covid-19 information, influence and access at the U.S. Agency for Global Media, and Trump’s Supreme Court pick.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications Regarding Delaware Poultry Processing Plants

September 25, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking email communications sent by top officials containing key terms related to the Delaware poultry industry and Mountaire Farms.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications Between Undersecretary Greg Ibach and External Entities

September 25, 2020
FOIA request to the United States Department of Agriculture seeking email communications between Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach and external individuals or entities.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications Between Top USDA Officials and Local Officials

September 25, 2020
FOIA request to the United States Department of Agriculture seeking email communications between top officials and external entities including the local governments of jurisdictions where meat-processing plants are located.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding Potential Election Support for Trump from China

September 18, 2020
FOIA request to multiple agencies seeking communications about President Trump’s request for election assistance from China.

News Roundup: Behind the Scenes at the Postal Service

September 17, 2020
The question of what has been going on at the U.S. Postal Service has been a subject of increasing concern as the election draws nearer and as Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s leadership remains mired in controversy.

Emails Reveal Meat Industry Influence Over Government’s Pandemic Response

September 16, 2020
As thousands of their workers were getting sick — and as companies shipped record amounts of meat overseas — meat industry executives were pleading with the USDA and even the CDC for help.

Investigations Update: DeJoy’s Calendars, Barr’s False Voting Fraud Story, and Delays in Prescription Deliveries

September 15, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the postmaster general’s calendars, the administration’s alarmist claims about voter fraud, and the decision to put a Trump-signed letter in food aid boxes.

No Records Response from USDA Regarding Communications with Mountaire Farms

September 11, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications between top officials and representatives of poultry company, Mountaire Farms.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Directives Regarding Inclusion of Trump-Signed Letters in Food Boxes

September 9, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking policy directives to contractors regarding the inclusion of letters signed by President Trump in food boxes distributed by the Farmers to Families Food Box program.