Mystery Seeds (Wisconsin Department Of Agriculture, Trade, And Consumer Protection)

Jason Koebler filed this request with the Wisconsin Department Of Agriculture, Trade, And Consumer Protection of Wisconsin.
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Multi Request Mystery Seeds
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From: Jason Koebler


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Wisconsin Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Widespread news reports and agency releases show that there has been the spread and distribution of "mystery seeds" in the last month.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/seeds-from-china-usda-investigation-identified/

Therefore, I request the following information:

- Any lab reports, internal communications, analyses, warnings, or other guidances about the mystery seeds.
- Any case reports about the mystery seeds.
- Any forensic analysis or communication with law enforcement (state, local, or national) about the mystery seeds.
- The number of consumer reports as well as the reports filed about the mystery seeds.
- Any presentations or other documents prepared about the mystery seeds
- Any emails concerning the mystery seeds
- Any photos or video related to the mystery seeds

Please search from July 1, 2020 until the day this request is processed.

This request is being made for use on Motherboard, VICE Media's science and technology website. It is not for commercial purposes.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Jason Koebler

From: Wisconsin Department Of Agriculture, Trade, And Consumer Protection

Hello Jason,

This communication is to acknowledge receipt of your public records request. We are processing your request and will respond to you as soon as practicable and without delay.

Please note that we generally try to respond within 10 business days for simple requests but do occasionally take longer depending on the size of documents requested.

If you have any questions regarding the status of this request, please contact DATCPPublicRecords@Wisconsin.gov<mailto:DATCPPublicRecords@Wisconsin.gov>.

Thank you,

Emily Durrant
Records/Forms Management Specialist - Office of the Secretary
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Phone: (608) 224-5023
emilyv.durrant@wisconsin.gov<mailto:emilyv.durrant@wisconsin.gov>

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From: Wisconsin Department Of Agriculture, Trade, And Consumer Protection

Good Morning Jason,

Instead of an agency-wide search, the department recommends that the search of records be limited to our Division of Agricultural Resource Management (Plant Industry Bureau) as well as our Bureau of Consumer Protection. These two areas are the most likely to have records responsive to your request and will streamline the process for gathering the appropriate files, especially as it relates to searching emails/internal communication.

Please let me know if you would like to move forward with this narrowed search.

Thank you,

Emily Durrant
Records/Forms Management Specialist - Office of the Secretary
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Phone: (608) 224-5023
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From: Wisconsin Department Of Agriculture, Trade, And Consumer Protection

Good Morning Jason,

Please find attached the response letter to your records request. The responsive files were too large to send via email so I shared them with you via OneDrive. You should be receiving a link shortly.

Thank you for your patience,

Emily Durrant
Records/Forms Management Specialist - Office of the Secretary
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Phone: (608) 224-5023
emilyv.durrant@wisconsin.gov<mailto:emilyv.durrant@wisconsin.gov>

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