Entity: Department of Agriculture

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications with Oklahoma-Based Groups

April 5, 2019
FOIA to the USDA seeking records of communications between State Executive Director for Oklahoma Scott Biggs with Oklahoma-based groups to shed light on any potential influence of political appointees' former campaign donors.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding the Impact of the Partial Government Shutdown on Agency Operations and Research

April 4, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records related to the impact of the partial government shutdown on agency operations, scientific research, and public safety programs.

FOIA to U.S. Forest Service Regarding the Impact of the Partial Government Shutdown on Agency Operations and Research

April 4, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Forest Service seeking records related to the impact of the partial government shutdown on Agency operations and research.

USDA Calendars for Brandon Lipps and Maggie Lyons from July 2017 through April 2018

April 2, 2019
U.S. Department of Agriculture calendars for Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition & Consumer Services Brandon Lipps and Chief of Staff to the Undersecretary Maggie Lyons, covering July 2017 through April 2018.

No Records Response from USDA Regarding Ivanka Trump Personal Email Use

March 18, 2019
The Department of Agriculture stated that it had no records responsive to American OversightÕs FOIA request seeking communications regarding Ivanka TrumpÕs use of personal email while working in the White House.

No Records Response from USDA Regarding Communications between Political appointees in 7 Offices and Several Members of Congress _

March 14, 2019
The United States Department of Agriculture stated that it had no records of communications between political appointees in 7 offices and several members of Congress. American Oversight asked for records that will shed light on whether and to what extent USDA is engaged in the response efforts to the risks posed by the hog lagoons.

New Lawsuit Seeks Records of Agribusiness Influence on USDA School Nutrition Standards

March 7, 2019
American Oversight is suing the Department of Agriculture to force the release of documents that might reveal industry influence over the decision to weaken nutritional standards for school lunches.

Complaint: American Oversight v. USDA – Agribusiness Influence on School Lunches

March 7, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Agriculture to force the release of documents that might reveal industry influence over the decision to weaken nutritional standards for school lunches.

FOIA to USDA Regarding the Decision to Lift a Mining Ban Near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

March 5, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Agriculture requesting all communications regarding the decision to renew leases for mining near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications Between Secretary Perdue and Senator Perdue

February 21, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Agriculture seeking records reflecting communications between Secretary Perdue and his cousin, Senator David Perdue, as well as specific industry interests.