Settlement reportedly near in Indian farmer discrimination suit
The Obama administration is close to a settlement with Indian farmers and ranchers who experienced discrimination at the Department of Agriculture.

Attorneys for the government and for the plaintiffs in the Keepseagle case have been negotiating for nearly a year. Both sides said they were close to a deal at a hearing in federal court, the Associated Press reported.

The Obama administration reached a settlement in a similar case with African-American farmers. The $1.3 billion deal has been held up in the Senate, along with the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit.

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