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Welcome to the NRCS Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was enacted on July 4, 1966 and provides any person the right, which is enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records currently in existence.  The FOIA will disclose all releasable information, excluding any information exempt from release pursuant to one or more of the nine FOIA exemptions and any statutes pertaining to specific programs.  Congress also passed the Open Government Act of 2007, addressing procedure issues pertaining to the administration of FOIA. 

Natural Resources Conservation Service FOIA Service Center

The NRCS FOIA Service Center is the first place a FOIA requester can contact to seek information concerning the following:

1. How to make a FOIA request
2. How to make a Privacy Act (PA) request
3. Administration of Freedom of Information Act
4. Where to file a FOIA request

Please send any FOIA requests, correspondence, or questions regarding NRCS records to the Farm Production and Conservation FOIA Team inbox inbox at:

For any additional information regarding the FOIA/PA and the USDA feel free to visit the USDA FOIA web page.