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Clovis News Journal: Udall visits ENMU algae research site

Sen. Tom Udall was impressed with the “ground-breaking research” of converting algae into livestock feed at Eastern New Mexico University after touring the university’s agriculture building Tuesday.

Udall, D-N.M., was instrumental with getting ENMU involved in the project, which is researching whether there is feed value and marketing potential for algae as a livestock feed.

ENMU and two other universities were awarded a $1.2 million algae research grant.

A member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Udall said he wanted to visit the research site to see if the money was being used well. He said it is.

“I think they’ve learned a lot that will be beneficial to animal nutrition and human nutrition, too,” Udall said. “I think it’s terrific. I think we need to look at the ways it can be used.”

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