FOIA Number: USDA-20-0964

News Roundup: Georgia’s Attack on Voting Rights

April 1, 2021
As the nation reacts to the voting restrictions signed into law in Georgia, threats to democracy are alive across the country.

USDA Communications with Protein Industry Groups

February 16, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for officials' communications with protein industry groups, such as Smithfield Foods. This initial request also sought communications with state government officials with Covid-19 outbreaks in their jurisdictions.

Documents Reveal Meat-Processing Industry Involvement in Federal Food Assistance Program

December 10, 2020
In October, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an additional $500 million in contracts as part of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, extending the program for a fourth round.

News Roundup: Behind the Scenes at the Postal Service

September 17, 2020
The question of what has been going on at the U.S. Postal Service has been a subject of increasing concern as the election draws nearer and as Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s leadership remains mired in controversy.

Emails Reveal Meat Industry Influence Over Government’s Pandemic Response

September 16, 2020
As thousands of their workers were getting sick — and as companies shipped record amounts of meat overseas — meat industry executives were pleading with the USDA and even the CDC for help.

News Roundup: Miracle Drugs and Trump’s Alternate Reality

April 24, 2020
Trump has seemingly failed to learn that no amount of political spin can minimize his administration’s mismanaged pandemic response.

Request to USDA for Communications with Protein Industry Groups and Government Officials with COVID-19 Outbreaks in their States

April 17, 2020
FOIA Request to U.S. Department of Agriculture for communications with protein (meat, egg, dairy) industry groups and government officials with COVID-19 outbreaks in their states.