Entity: Department of Agriculture

Investigations Update: State and Local Officials Involved in Capitol Attack

January 26, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into the events leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, including the involvement of state attorneys general and local government officials.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Concerning Political Appointees Converting to Career Status

January 21, 2021
FOIA records request to multiple agencies seeking SF-50s for political appointees converting to career status, as well as records to identify requests and responses from the Office of Personnel Management regarding passing over preference eligibles.

USDA Records Regarding Potential Election Support for Trump from China

January 15, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's records request for communications about President Trump’s call for election assistance from China.

USDA Emails with External Entities Regarding Farmers to Families Program

January 4, 2021
U.S. Department of Agriculture emails in response to American Oversight's request for communications between top officials and external entities, including contract recipients for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Letter to Multiple Agencies Concerning Federal Workers’ Whistleblower Rights

December 21, 2020
Government Accountability Project and American Oversight joint letter to 25 federal agencies concerning the whistleblower rights of federal workers and agency responsibility to inform them of their rights during presidential transitions of power.

Documents Reveal Meat-Processing Industry Involvement in Federal Food Assistance Program

December 10, 2020
In October, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an additional $500 million in contracts as part of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, extending the program for a fourth round.

USDA Records Regarding Farmers to Families Food Box Program

December 8, 2020
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for records regarding the inclusion of signed letters from President Trump as part of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Investigations Update: Krebs’ Firing, Federal Record Preservation Laws, and Trump’s Contacts with Michigan Officials

November 24, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the presidential transition process, the Trump administration’s compliance with document preservation laws, and false claims of widespread voter fraud.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications of Designated Agency Transition Official

November 23, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Agriculture seeking communication records of the agency’s designated presidential transition official.

Investigations Update: ‘Sharpiegate,’ the Census, and Barr’s ‘Voter Fraud’ Investigations

November 17, 2020
See the latest in our investigations of the Justice Department’s voter fraud probes, the rush to finish the census, and criminal charges against protesters.