FOIA Number: USDA-20-0427

USDA Records Concerning the Relocation of Agency Offices to Kansas City

August 31, 2020
Records from the Department of Agriculture regarding the relocation of agency offices. These records include a cost-benefit analysis justifying the agency's decision to move two offices to Kansas City.

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 Final Decision Memoranda Relating to Relocation to Kansas City Region

March 4, 2020
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeking all final decision memoranda relating to the relocation of the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture to the Kansas City Region. This request was filed in partnership with the Union of Concerned Scientists.