MinerInstituteCows (IMAGE) Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Caption Cows at the Miner Institute in New York eat a mixed feed, balanced to meet their dietary needs. A new $10 million grant from the USDA, led by Nichole Price with Bigelow Laboratory and Colby College, will fund research into developing new algal-based supplements that could be added to feed to improve milk production and environmental sustainability. Credit William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute. Usage Restrictions Fair use. Must credit. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.