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Vilsack: Pigford settlement funding needs 'vehicle'

On Feb. 18, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement agreement to resolve longstanding civil rights claims against the USDA. While the settlement agreement includes a March 31 “opt-out” provision for the plaintiffs, the two departments say they remain committed to resolving this issue in the weeks ahead. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom ...

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