- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A shrimp farm in Lemitar is getting a federal grant to expand its marketing efforts across New Mexico.

USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner is scheduled to present a certificate of obligation to the owners of Southwestern Seas on Tuesday morning.

The company qualified for a $49,500 Value Added Producer Grant from USDA Rural Development’s Business program.

The money will be used to help the small business market its locally grown shrimp.

Southwestern Seas will be marketing to various local farmers’ markets to expand its sales.

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