Keepseagle won't need Congressional approval for settlement
Indian farmers and ranchers who experienced discrimination at the Department of Agriculture have agreed to a settlement to the 11-year-old case.

The plaintiffs in the Keepseagle case and attorneys from the Obama administration announced the agreement in federal court today. Judge Emmet Sullivan shook hands with both parties, the Associated Press reported.

Plaintiffs' attorney Joseph Sellers told Agweek that the money will come from the federal government's Judgment Fund so it won't require Congressional approval.

Today's hearing took place at 2:15pm in Courtroom 24A of the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C.

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