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Conference Transparency Reporting

The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-246) requires that not later than September 30th of each year, the Secretary of Agriculture shall prepare a report on conferences, with costs greater than $10,000, sponsored or held by the Department of Agriculture or attended by employees of the Department of Agriculture.

This report will contain the following information for each conference

  • the name of the conference;
  • the location of the conference;
  • date of the conference
  • the number of Department of Agriculture employees attending the conference; and
  • the costs (including travel expenses) relating to such conference; and
  • for each conference sponsored or held by the Department of Agriculture for which the Department awarded a procurement contract, a description of the contracting procedures related to such conference.

The table below provides a summary of USDA spending on conference and training. Please click on each year for detailed breakdown by conference.

 USDA Conference Transparency Reports 

Note 1: 2008 information is summarized from a list of events and costs reported to Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) by agencies. The data has been stated using the definition from the newly released Farm Bill.


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