USDA Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board Records Related to Meatless Mondays

Cristian Salazar filed this request with the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Marketing Service of the United States of America.
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2019-AMS-00114-F

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Completed

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From: Cristian Salazar


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board emails and reports related to or referencing Meatless Mondays. The scope of this request is from Jan. 1, 2017 to March 1, 2019.

I am making this request as an independent journalist and fellow with Sentient Media (sentientmedia.org) and this request is made as part of newsgathering. As a representative of the news media I am only required to pay for the direct cost of duplication after the first 100 pages.

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 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,

Cristian Salazar

From: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Marketing Service

Dear Mr. Salazar,

This email confirms receipt of your attached FOIA request. Your requested was received on March 27, 2019 and assigned tracking number 2019-AMS-00114-F. Please reference this number in any future communications with our office regarding your request.

Pursuant to the FOIA, 5 U.S.C. ยง 552(a)(6)(A)(i), AMS has 20 business days upon receipt of your request to make a determination. In unusual circumstances, such as the agency's backlog, the need to examine a voluminous amount of records required by the request, or the need to consult with another agency, AMS can extend the 20-day time limit for processing a request. AMS generally processes FOIA requests on a "first-in/first-out" basis. However, the actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of your request, including whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, business submitter records, extensive searches, and/or multiple consultations both within and outside of the Agency.

We will comply with your request to the fullest extent permissible by law. Any records not subject to an exemption will be forwarded to you promptly upon completion of AMS' search and review process.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact Jewell Little at 202-572-5441 or by email at jewell.little@usda.gov<mailto:jewell.little@usda.gov>.

Best regards,

Jewell Little
FOIA Analyst
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250
(202)572-5441
jewell.little@ams.usda.gov<mailto:jewell.little@ams.usda.gov>
AMS.FOIA@ams.usda.gov<mailto:AMS.FOIA@ams.usda.gov>

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From: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Marketing Service

Dear Mr. Salazar,

Attached, please find the final response to your FOIA Request 2019-AMS-00114-F. Please feel free to call or email with any questions.

JoAnna Gorsage
FOIA Analyst
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
(202)378-2575
joanna.gorsage@usda.gov
AMS.FOIA@usda.gov

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