FOIA Number: USDA-20-2256

The Politicized Origins of Trump-Signed Letters in Pandemic Food Boxes

April 22, 2021
Ivanka Trump was credited with the plan to put letters signed by the president in food aid boxes. But emails obtained by American Oversight and the Union of Concerned Scientists reveal that the idea of including Covid-19 guidelines in the letter originated elsewhere.

USDA Emails Regarding Farmers to Families Food Box Program

March 8, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to American Oversight's request for communications between top agency officials and White House advisers, including Ivanka Trump, regarding the Farmers to Food Box Program.

No Records Response from USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Regarding Communications with the White House

September 18, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications between AMS Administrator Bruce Summers and select White House officials.

No Records Response from USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Regarding Communications with the White House

September 18, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications between AMS Administrator Bruce Summers and select White House officials.

Investigations Update: DeJoy’s Calendars, Barr’s False Voting Fraud Story, and Delays in Prescription Deliveries

September 15, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the postmaster general’s calendars, the administration’s alarmist claims about voter fraud, and the decision to put a Trump-signed letter in food aid boxes.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Communications with White House Regarding Farmers to Families Food Box Program

September 9, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking communications between top agency officials and White House advisers, including Ivanka Trump, regarding the Farmers to Food Box Program.