Entity: Department of Agriculture

NRR from USDA Regarding Communications with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

December 30, 2019
The Department of Agriculture stated that it had no records of communications with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. American Oversight asked for this correspondence following reports of their potential influence on decisions surrounding Twin Metals, which is run by their landlord in Washington, DC.

USDA Records of Communications with Campaign Entities and Officials

December 28, 2019
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) records of communications with campaign entities and individuals associated with political campaigns. American Oversight sought these documents to discern whether and to what extent campaign organizations were communicating and coordinating with agency officials.

USDA Communications with Senator Perdue’s Office

December 21, 2019
U.S. Department of Agriculture records in response to our request seeking the communications of Secretary Sonny Perdue and his staff with the office of Georgia Sen. David Perdue, Secretary Perdue’s cousin.

NRR from USDA Regarding Communications of Key Officials About Kansas City Relocation

December 20, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications between USDA and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officials regarding the relocation of USDA research components to Kansas City.

USDA Email From Oregon Rural Development State Director John Huffman to Former Donor during February 2018

December 18, 2019
U.S. Department of Agriculture email from Oregon Rural Development State Director John Huffman to Oregon Forest & Industries Council.  From 2008 to 2014, their PAC has donated $20,000 to Huffman when he served in the Oregon Legislature. 

No Records Response from USDA for Communications Between Select Officials and Sarah Huckabee Sanders

December 6, 2019
The United States Department of Agriculture stated it had no records in response to American Oversight's request for communications between select USDA officials and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

News Roundup: Thankful for FOIA

November 27, 2019
Mike Pompeo's phone calls with Rudy Giuliani, William Barr's meeting with Rupert Murdoch, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders's guest spot on Secretary Sonny Perdue's podcast.

FOIA to FSIS Regarding Poultry Line Speed Waivers

November 22, 2019
FOIA to the U.S Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service seeking communications about line speed waivers for poultry plants in Georgia.

FOIA to USDA Requesting Email Communications with Huckabee Sanders

November 22, 2019
FOIA to USDA political apointees requesting email communications with former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, beginning after she left the White House.

FOIA to USDA Regarding Poultry Line Speed Waivers

November 22, 2019
FOIA to USDA seeking communications about line speed waivers for poultry plants in Georgia.