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U.S. Senate passes farm bill that cuts food stamps by $8.6 billion, Obama promises to sign bill into law, farm bill also gives historically Black Central State University in Ohio land- grant status to qualify for additional federal resources, U.S. Senators Brown and Portman from Ohio support farm bill, some labor groups oppose it, racial gap in college degree attainment between Blacks and Whites is in no way shrinking, Non-Hispanic Whites make up 63 percent of U.S. population, Hispanics make up 17 percent, Blacks make up 12 percent, 36 percent of food stamp recipients are White, 23 percent Black, 15 percent Hispanic, data show, CSU President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammonds thanks Congress for CSU land-grant status

By  Kathy Wray Coleman,  Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog,  O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. (Kathy Wray Coleman is a 20-year investigative and political journalist and legal reporter who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's Black press)   ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) /   ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S.  Senate on Tuesday passed a $1 trillion farm bill  that the House of Representatives approved last week that provides a financial cushion for farmers, sets agricultural policy over a decade, and cuts food stamps to poor families by $8.6 billion over the next 10 years. It also gives land- grant status to Central State University, Ohio's only publicly funded historically Black university. United States President Barack Obama Formally known as  H.R. 2642, the  Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of