New Mexico leads nation in pecan production

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Oct. 14, 2019
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New Mexico leads nation in pecan production

2019 forecast is 97 million pounds

Doña Ana County is the highest pecan-producing county in the state. Pecan production in New Mexico is forecast at a record high 97 million pounds for 2019, which is the highest in the nation.
Doña Ana County is the highest pecan-producing county in the state. Pecan production in New Mexico is forecast at a record high 97 million pounds for 2019, which is the highest in the nation. (Photo courtesy NMDA)

(Las Cruces, New Mexico) – Pecan production in New Mexico is forecast at a record high 97 million pounds, which is a 6% increase from 2018. The forecast was included in the October 2019 Crop Production Report released by the United States Department of Agriculture – National Agricultural Statistics Service last week.

Georgia’s forecast is second in the nation at 76 million pounds, followed by Texas at 47 million pounds.

New Mexico produced 91.1 million pounds of pecans in 2018.

Pecan production in the United States overall is expected to increase this year by 21%, with a forecast of 281 million pounds.

Visit www.nass.usda.gov to view a full copy of the October 2019 Crop Production report.

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The pecan is a popular agriculture product in New Mexico. Pecan production in New Mexico is forecast at a record high 97 million pounds for 2019, which is the highest in the nation.
The pecan is a popular agriculture product in New Mexico. Pecan production in New Mexico is forecast at a record high 97 million pounds for 2019, which is the highest in the nation. (Photo courtesy NMDA)