Posted by Staff Writer on 4/29/2019 to Market Sectors
New Mexico Top in Pecan Production
900 Million Pounds Doubling in Ten Years
IncSmart New Mexico (Small Business and Startups) - New Mexico toped America in pecan production by producing over 90 million pounds in 2018. Dona Ana County produced about 73% of the New Mexico pecan crops. Eddy County follows a distant second with 11%. Dona Ana County is in the Southeast part of the state, just north of El Paso Texas. Las Cruses is the county seat and the population is just over 200,000 residents. New Mexico pecan production has almost doubled since 2008.