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Purchase Card FOIA


Notice to Vendors/Merchants

A listing of the major contracting offices within U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Research, Education, and Economics (REE) is provided for your use.   REE comprises the agencies of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Economic Research Service (ERS), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). 

Prior to contacting (by phone, e-mail, or mail) individual cardholders, please submit your catalogs/brochures to the offices listed below. These offices will distribute your information to the cardholders in their specific contracting area.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office of your choice for the specific contracting area.

The list of USDA purchase cardholders can be found at under Purchase Card Topics.  Scroll down to USDA FOIA Report of Purchase Cardholders

You can also submit a FOIA request for the list of USDA's purchase cardholders and agency contacts designated to manage the purchase card program. directly to Phyllis Holmes, DM, at   


Contact List for REE Cardholders

National Capital Region Business Service Center

Sabrina Brown, Area Agency Program Coordinator
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705
Telephone: 301-504-1741

Services: ARS Headquarters (including Administrative Financial Mangement, National Program Staff), National Agricultural Library, ERS, NASS, and NIFA

Eastern Business Service Center

Carlton Halsey, Area Agency Program Coordinator
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705
Telephone: 301-504-1729


Services: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (including the U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D.C.), Midwest Area, North Atlantic Area, and South Atlantic Area

Western Business Service Center

Donita Furman, Acting Area Agency Program Coordinator

Spur 18D
Clay Center, NE  68933-0166
Telephone: 402-762-4145

Services: Mid South Area, Northern Plains Area, Pacific West Area, and Southern Plains Area



Last Updated: 11/21/2012

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