Entity: Department of Agriculture

USDA Records Regarding Sonny Perdue’s Use of Government Aircraft

October 16, 2018
Department of Agriculture records showing Secretary Sonny Perdue's use of government planes from April through November 2017, including three trips on Air Force One.

USDA Secretary Perdue’s Calendars

October 12, 2018
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's calendars from April 25 through November 2, 2017.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications Following Hurricane Florence Regarding Hog Lagoons

October 10, 2018
FOIA to USDA seeking communications with Congresspeople and Senators regarding the risks posed by hog lagoons following Hurricane Florence

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications with the National Pork Producers Council Following Hurricane Florence

October 10, 2018
FOIA to USDA seeking communications with the National Pork Producers Council, The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and The North Carolina Pork Council regarding the risks posed by hog lagoons following Hurricane Florence.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Email Communications Immediately Following Hurricane Florence

October 10, 2018
FOIA to USDA seeking all e-mail communications sent or received by any DHS political appointees from September 1, 2018, through September 30, 2018, that contain any of the terms like: pork, pigs, hog, swine, NCPC, and NPPC

USDA Records Related to Rep. Watson Coleman’s Letter to Rebeckah Adcock

October 1, 2018
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture produced to Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman other members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in response to a letter sent by Representative Watson Coleman dated November 14, 2017 to Rebeckah Adcock.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications Between USDA Senior Officials and Nick Ayers

September 19, 2018
FOIA to USDA seeking communications between Nick Ayers and USDA senior officials, including Sonny Perdue, Heidi Green, Ted McKinney, Joyce White, Donald Cole, Janine Miller, Beth Walker Green, and Misty Ann Giles.

Resumes Show Under-qualified political loyalists and lobbyists got top jobs at USDA

September 13, 2018
Records obtained by American Oversight reveal a pattern of politically-motivated hiring at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). A list of political appointees who have joined USDA since March 2017, along with appointees’ resumes, show that unqualified candidates, particularly former campaign staffers who expressed loyalty to President Trump, obtained leadership positions at the agency. Other resumes show officials who, while possessing experience in agricultural policy, came to USDA directly from the industries that the agency regulates. 

FOIA to USDA Seeking Records Related to Rep. Watson Coleman’s Letter to Rebeckah Adcock

September 4, 2018
FOIA to USDA seeking all records produced to Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman or other members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in response to Rep. Watson Coleman's November 14, 2017 letter to Rebeckah Adcock. This FOIA was submitted as part of our Parallel Investigations Initiative.

FOIA to USDA Regarding USDA’s Website “Your Two Cents”

August 30, 2018
FOIA seeking records related to changes to USDA's research and policies and the website "Your Two Cents."