Pecan Grove, Las Cruces

Pecans Now New Mexico’s Top Food Crop

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Chiles had their moments of fame back in the 1980s and early ’90s when they were easily New Mexico’s number one food crop. But as the pecan groves expanded and the trees matured, pecans have steadily stolen the chiles’ thunder. These days, the pecan crop value is nearly double that of chile peppers. In 2007, New Mexico pecan growers were …