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Published March 08, 2010, 07:38 AM

USDA asking for more money

WASHINGTON — In a move that is likely to add to the budget battles in Congress, the Obama administration is asking Congress to appropriate $1.15 billion in emergency funding to make payments to black farmers to satisfy the discrimination case known as Pigford II, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack said March 3.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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