Entity: Department of Agriculture

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.

FOIA to USDA for Records of Expenses from Trips to Swing States

November 12, 2020
FOIA request to Department of Agriculture seeking records reflecting expenses incurred from trips of top officials to swing states in the run-up to the 2020 election.

USDA Records Regarding Sec. Perdue and GFGA Meeting

October 30, 2020
Records from the Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for records pertaining to Secretary Perdue's June 22-23, 2017, trip attending a meeting of the Georgia Feed and Grain Association. These records include related communications.

USDA Communications with Secretary Perdue’s Family Email Domain

October 29, 2020
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for Secretary Perdue’s email communications with family members working for Perdue, Inc., and Perdue email domains. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on Secretary Perdue’s actions and communications during his tenure as Secretary of Agriculture.

No Records Response from USDA FSIS Regarding Communications with External Entities

October 22, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications between Administrator Paul Kiecker and external entities including the local governments of jurisdictions where meat-processing plants are located.

FOIA to GSA Seeking Communications Regarding USDA Relocation

October 20, 2020
FOIA to General Services Administration seeking communications regarding U.S. Department of Agriculture.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Between Specific USDA Officials and GSA Officials

October 20, 2020
FOIA to U.S. Department of Agriculture and the General Services Administration seeking communications between former USDA Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration Donald Bice or USDA official Scott Davis and GSA Regional Commissioner for Public Buildings Service Kevin Rothmeier.

News Roundup: Restricting the Vote

October 15, 2020
As the election draws nearer, political observers are increasingly turning attention to poll results in states across the country. But of course, poll numbers don’t mean much if ballots aren’t counted — or if people can’t vote in the first place.