Tag Archives: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Cherokee farmers receive first checks from $760 million Keepseagle lawsuit settlement (access required)

Hundreds of Cherokee farmers in Oklahoma received checks for $50,000 each this week as part of the settlement of the Keepseagle v. Vilsack lawsuit that alleged discrimination on the part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Federal disaster declaration issued for 74 Oklahoma counties (access required)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a disaster declaration Wednesday covering 74 Oklahoma counties affected by drought and wildfires, in response to a request from Gov. Mary Fallin. The declaration covers all but Nowata, Craig and Ottawa counties. The governor ...

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