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New Mexico marks record pecan production in 2017

 


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The value of New Mexico's pecan crop inched up in 2017 to more than $220 million as production reached a record high.

Statistics released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture show pecan production in the arid state topped out at a record 92 million pounds (42 million kilograms) last year. That's up 28 percent from 2016.

The value of New Mexico's crop was up 4 percent. The price per pound in the state was $2.40, slightly higher than the national average annual price of $2.33.

New Mexico is second only to Georgia when it comes to pecan production. Growers in...



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