Las Cruces Region’s Pecan Producers Tops in Nation

New Mexico’s pecan growers in the Mesilla Valley near Las Cruces, lead the nation in pecan production.

A new report from the New Mexican Pecan Growers Association says the numbers for the season are falling just short of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s predicted 97-million-pounds. But a Las Cruces Sun News report yesterday says the production numbers still place New Mexico at the top in the nation for 2019. It makes two years in a row for the state of New Mexico to be at the top after growers recorded a 91-million-pound haul in 2018.