U.S. House approves funding amendment to Farm Bill for CSU

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The U.S. House approved a measure to provide federal funding for Central State University.

The version of the Farm Bill passed by the House could land CSU up to $8 million in funding.

The bill now recognizes CSU as an 1890 land-grant institution.

Representative Mike Turner (R) said, “We are glad to have worked to try to achieve the recognition of Central State with the accompanying federal funding.”

Central State University President Cynthia Hammond-Jackson said, “Being able to provide extension services to all these counties is monumental. Having the necessary funding through this amendment would be really beneficial to the entire state of Ohio.”

If the measure is approved by the Senate and signed by President Donald Trump, Central State could receive the additional funding by 2020.

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