LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico pecan growers reported this month that they are seeing their largest crop in years.
Farmers initially estimated the state’s winter harvest was 60 million pounds of in-shell pecans. But growers say a breakdown of how much has been purchased indicates a haul of 75 million pounds, the Las Cruces Sun-News said.
“Our production was big, extra-big,” said grower Dave Slagle, who farms in Leasburg north of Las Cruces.
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