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USDA FOIA Points of Contact

USDA is organized into a number of agencies and offices. Within USDA, each agency processes its own records. Sending your request to the responsible agency or office will allow us to provide the quickest possible response.

The functions of each agency are also summarized in the Agency Mission Area.
In most cases, you should send your FOIA request to an agency's central FOIA office. For records held by a field office of the agency, you must write directly to that office.

If you believe that USDA does maintain the records you are seeking, but are uncertain about which agency has the records, you may send your request to the USDA FOIA Officer at USDAFOIA@ocio.usda.gov.

Personnel in that division will then forward your request to the USDA agency that they believe is most likely to maintain the records you are seeking.

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Agency FOIA Contacts (Initial Place to File a FOIA Request)

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE

Carrie Helmold
FOIA Officer
AG Stop 0202 Room 3521-S
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250-0273
Tel. 202-720-2498
Fax: 202-690-3767
Email: AMS.FOIA@USDA.GOV


AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE
ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICE
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

Stasia Hutchison
FOIA Officer, Research, Education and Economics (REE)
5601 Sunnyside Ave.
Stop 5128
Beltsville, MD 20705-5128
Tel. 301-504-1655
Fax 301-504-1647
Email: reefoia@ars.usda.gov


ANIMAL & PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE

Tonya Woods
FOIA/PA Officer
4700 River Road, Unit 50
Riverdale, MD 20737-1232
Tel. 301-851-4076
Fax 301-734-5941
Email: FOIA.Officer@aphis.usda.gov


FARM SERVICE AGENCY

Kent Politsch
FOIA Liaison
1400 Independence Ave., SW Stop 0506
Room 4078-S
Washington, D.C. 20250
Tel. 202-720-7163
Fax 202-720-2979
Email: FSA.FOIA@wdc.usda.gov


FOOD, NUTRITION & CONSUMER SERVICES

Jennifer Weatherly
FOIA/PA Officer
3010 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302
Tel. 703-605-0773
Fax 703-605-0793
Email: FOIA@fns.usda.gov


FOOD SAFETY & INSPECTION SERVICE

Arianne Perkins
Acting FOIA Officer
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Room 1142-S
Washington, DC 20250
Fax 202-690-3023
Email: FSIS.FOIA@usda.gov


FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE

Rochelle Foster
FOIA Officer
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Stop 1004
Washington, DC 20250
Tel. 202-720-2936
Fax 202-720-1727
Email: Rochelle.Foster@fas.usda.gov


FOREST SERVICE

George A. Vargas
ATTN: FOIA/PA Team
Stop 1143
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Yates Bldg 1st Floor SW, Ag Stop 1143
Washington, DC 20250-1143
Fax 202-260-3245
Email: wo_foia@fs.fed.us


GRAIN INSPECTION, PACKERS & STOCKYARDS

Joanne Peterson
FOIA/PA Officer
Room 2548, Ag Stop 3642
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-3642
Tel. 202-720-8087
Fax 202-690-2173


NATIONAL APPEALS DIVISION

Brenda V. Seegars
FOIA Officer and Legal Affairs Officer
3101 Park Center Dr., Suite 1100
Alexandria, VA 22302
Tel. 703-305-1164
Fax 703-305-2825
Email: Brenda.Seegars@nad.usda.gov


NATIONAL FINANCE CENTER

Cheri Alsobrook
FOIA Officer
P.O. Box 60000
New Orleans, LA 70160
Tel. 504-426-0327
Fax 504-426-9706


NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE

Deryl L. Richardson, Jr
NRCS National FOIA/PA Officer
1400 Independence Ave S.W. Room 4242
Washington, DC  20250
Phone:  (202) 690-4985
Email: nrcs-foia@wdc.usda.gov


OFFICE OF BUDGET & PROGRAM ANALYSIS

Julie Hetrick
FOIA/PA Officer
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 120-E Whitten Building
Washington, DC 20250
Tel. 202-720-1269
Fax 202-690-3673


OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

James Macko
FOIA Officer
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 3414S
Stop Box 9020
Washington, D.C. 20250
Tel: (202) 720-1221
Email: james.macko@cfo.usda.gov


OFFICE OF THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Alexis Graves
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Room 428-W, Whitten Building
Washington, DC 20250-0706
Email: USDAFOIA@ocio.usda.gov


OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS

Samantha Y. Jones
FOIA Specialist
OASCR, Office of Adjudication
Patriot Plaza III
355 E Street, S.W., 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20024
Tel. 202-720-5212
Fax: (202) 690-7442


OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL

Ms. Shawn S. McGruder
Assistant General Counsel
General Law and Research Division
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 3311 South Building
Washington, DC 20250-1415
Tel. 202-720-5565
Fax 202- 720-5837
Email: foiaofficerogc@ogc.usda.gov


OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Alison Decker
FOIA Officer
Albert Stewart
FOIA Contact
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 441-E Whitten Building
Mail Stop 2308
Washington, DC 20250
Tel. 202-720-5677
Fax 202-690-6305


OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Alexis Graves
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Room 428-W, Whitten Building
Washington, DC 20250-0706
Email: USDAFOIA@ocio.usda.gov


RISK MANAGEMENT AGENCY

Bill Crews
FOIA Officer
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Room 6628-S
Washington, DC 20250
Tel. 202-720-9507
Fax 202-720-1162
Email: bill.crews@rma.usda.gov


RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Joseph Shunk
FOIA Liaison
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Stop 0706
Washington, DC 20250-0706
Tel. 202-690-5394
Email: ssd.FOIA@wdc.usda.gov


USDA Departmental FOIA Officer

Alexis Graves
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Room 428-W, Whitten Building
Washington, DC 20250-0706
Email: USDAFOIA@ocio.usda.gov