The Open Gov Initiative charged us to transform how government interacts with the public to be more open, transparent & collaborative. This plan reflects the work of our entire Department, lessons learned and explores the path forward. It is in this spirit of serving the nation through USDA's mission as "The People's Department" that we continue to fulfill Open Government principles.
USDA has developed a revised plan for reviewing its regulations. In this revised plan, USDA remains committed to minimizing the burdens on individuals, businesses and communities attempting to access programs that promote economic growth, create jobs, and protect the health and safety of the American people. Read our plan and learn more about the objective and focus of each agency within USDA, as well as the regulatory reviews process. Read the Regulatory Reform Plan (PDF, 132KB) January 2013 Update: Retrospective Analysis Plan (PDF, 125KB) | Text-only (accessible) version