A group of farmers are nearing a deal regarding the proposed high speed rail system

$5 million fund would preserve farmland

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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