Deleted Tweets on @USDA_AMS ‏

Muira McCammon filed this request with the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Marketing Service of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2017-AMS-05292-F
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From: Muira McCammon

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I would like copies of all tweets deleted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service Twitter feed (@USDA_AMS ) from August 2009 to the present. This would include any tweets sent out on Twitter that were deleted or kept in draft form from the Twitter accounts @USDA_AMS. This request also would include copies of any e-mails or correspondence regarding the drafting and deletion of these tweets.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

I am a journalist whose works have appeared in Slate, the Massachusetts Review, Kill Screen, and elsewhere. This FOIA request is part of research for an ongoing piece of journalistic work, and as such, I am requesting a fee waiver. I have submitted versions of this FOIA request to other agencies, including the Office of Government Ethics, and in the process, I have been granted this fee waiver without question.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Muira McCammon
muira.n.mccammon@gmail.com
Freelance Journalist with Slate
Ph.D. Student at the University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School of Communication

From: Little, Jewell (CTR) - AMS

Dear Ms. McCammon,

This email confirms receipt of your FOIA request (see attached). Your request was received on July 3, 2017 and assigned tracking number 2017-AMS-05292-F. Please refer to this tracking number whenever contacting us regarding this request.

The FOIA regulation 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(A)(i) requires USDA to make a determination in response to a FOIA request within 20 business days from its date of receipt. In unusual circumstances, the Federal agency time limit may be extended by 10 business days as stated in 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B).

Please contact me if you have any questions.

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Jewell Little
Senior FOIA Analyst/Attorney
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
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From: Busky, EShelly - AMS

Dear Ms. McCammon:

Please find enclosed our response to the above referenced FOIA.

E. Shelly Busky
AMS FOIA Officer
Management & Analysis Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 2709 - South Building
Washington, DC 20250-0203
W (202) 720-2763
C (202) 222-8616
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