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2010-10-19 14:15:00

USDA to pay $760 million in damages and debt relief to settle credit discrimination claims and improve farm loan services for Native Americans WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Native American farmers and ranchers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an historic agreement to settle a nationwide class action lawsuit (Keepseagle v. Vilsack) that alleged discrimination in USDA's farm loan program dating back to 1981. The agreement brings to an end 11...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.