Idaho "ag-gag" memos

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All memos distributed agency-wide or widely amongst any one or more of the USDA's divisions referencing the ruling made by a judge in the federal District Court for Idaho, declaring the state's "ag-gag" law unconstitutional. []

This request is being made as part of a journalistic investigation. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Beryl C.D. Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 13, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Flavin, Jennifer


From: Weatherly, Jennifer

Please see attached correspondence

From: FOIA - FNS

We provided an official response to this request on 4/5/16 stating that FNS did not have any records.