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Published December 14, 2010, 09:04 AM

Obama approves USDA settlement for black, Native American farmers

WASHINGTON — President Obama Dec. 8 signed into law a multibillion- dollar settlement for black farmers who accused the Agriculture Department of discrimination in the provision of farm and housing loans, but his administration faces criticism from Hispanic and women farmers throughout the country who say the settlements offered to them are not as generous as those made to black and Native American farmers.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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