Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill conference report, including language Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) pushed for to allow Central State University to receive equal federal funding. The language is the first step in ensuring a level playing field between all historically black 1890 land-grant institutions. Without this fix, Central State University was disadvantaged and unable to receive the same level of federal funding as other historically black colleges.

“Central State was missing out on federal funding due to the inequality of how the university was being recognized in a funding formula,” said Congressman Turner. “Obviously, that was an injustice. Due to my advocacy, the Farm Bill now corrects that error and increases the amount of the formula funding Central State will be able to receive from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. I want to thank Senators Brown and Portman for our great teamwork to accomplish this. I’m proud this bill is going to the President’s desk, and now more federal dollars will be invested in our community.”