The Electronic Reading Room contains documents specifically identified for inclusion by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as well as documents for which we have received multiple FOIA requests.
This site provides Farm Payment Data files for download.
This site provides an archival database of historical Farm Loan Notices.
This page provides access to all Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service Agencies temporary directives (commonly called "Notices").
NOTE: Files are available in PDF format only.
This page provides access to FSA directives (commonly called "Handbooks").
NOTE: Files are available in PDF format only
Distribution of Obligations by Marital Status, Race/Ethnic Group and Sex (PDF
This 11 page PDF report provides access to information on farm loan data by race, national origin, and sex by state and region, as well as nationally, on an annual basis and as allowed by Federal privacy law.
NOTE: Available in PDF format only.
Information regarding Purchase Cardholders is frequently requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The following lists USDA's cardholders and also the individuals designated to manage the purchase card program at different organizational levels.
Selected speeches and testimonies by Farm Service Agency Staff