NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian authorities and protesting farmers are reporting some progress in talks and have agreed to fulfill once more over the weekend to debate a blockade of key highways resulting in the capital by 1000’s of farmers offended over new agriculture legal guidelines. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar says the federal government is open to remedying the farmers’ grievances and is hopeful an answer can be discovered. Talks Thursday between Tomar and 35 leaders of the farmers, the second in three days, lasted over seven hours. 1000’s of farmers are protesting reforms they are saying might devastate crop costs and scale back their earnings. They’ve blocked highways on the outskirts of New Delhi since final Friday.