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Payments from $760M Keepseagle settlement being distributed

Indian farmers and ranchers who experienced discrimination at the Department of Agriculture are receiving payments from the $760 million Keepseagle settlement.

Some 19 farmers in Robeson County, North Carolina, received checks totaling nearly $2 million last week, The Fayetteville Observer reported. The county is home to members of the Lumbee Tribe.

The settlement includes $680 million in direct payments to Indian farmers and ranchers. It also creates a $80 million loan forgiveness fund.

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19 Robeson County farmers receive USDA settlement money (The Fayeteville Observer 9/2)

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