A group of central valley farmers are close to reaching an agreement on a deal that would give their approval of the high speed rail project.
Terms of the deal would establish a $5 million fund to preserve farmland and pay nearly $1 million for the farmers' legal fees.
The group had filed a lawsuit claiming the project didn't follow state environmental laws.
Opposition from the group has been one of the biggest hurdles facing the $68 billion project.
The agreement is awaiting approval from a Sacramento judge.