FOIA Number: USDA-20-0424

USDA Records Related to Site Visits for Relocation of Agency Office

August 17, 2020
Department of Agriculture records related to site visits pursuant to the relocation of two agency offices to Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to Kansas City, USDA officials also visited Raleigh, North Carolina, and Indianapolis, Indiana, as potential locations for the move.

Complaint: American Oversight and Union of Concerned Scientists v. USDA and GSA — USDA Kansas City Relocation

May 13, 2020
Lawsuit filed by the Union of Concerned Scientists and American Oversight against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the General Services Administration for records — including site visit records, cost analyses, and decision memos — regarding the relocation of USDA offices to 805 Pennsylvania Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. The building selected for the relocation is co-owned by a business belonging to Michael Merriman, a prominent Repblican donor in Kansas and Missouri.

FOIA to USDA Seeking All Records Reflecting USDA Relocation Site Visits

March 4, 2020
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeking all records reflecting site visits to the location finalists for the relocation of the USDA’s Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. This request was filed in partnership with the Union of Concerned Scientists.