A group of farmers are nearing a deal regarding the proposed high speed rail system
$5 million fund would preserve farmland
Last Updated: 235 days ago
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.
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