Less of New Mexico’s famed chile crop produced in 2017

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Less of New Mexico’s famed chile crop produced in 2017

NMSU expert working to improve harvesting, processing
Green chile from Hatch, N. M., on sale at a roadside roasting stand in Santa Fe. New Mexico farmers produced fewer of the state’s famed hot peppers in 2017, and data released March 13 by federal and state agriculture officials show the value of the chile crop has declined.
Green chilies in a research plot at New Mexico State University’s agricultural science center in Los Lunas, N.M.
A research plot of green chile peppers at New Mexico State University’s agricultural science center in Los Lunas, N.M.

Less of New Mexico’s famed chile crop produced in 2017

Green chile from Hatch, N. M., on sale at a roadside roasting stand in Santa Fe. New Mexico farmers produced fewer of the state’s famed hot peppers in 2017, and data released March 13 by federal and state agriculture officials show the value of the chile crop has declined.
Green chilies in a research plot at New Mexico State University’s agricultural science center in Los Lunas, N.M.
A research plot of green chile peppers at New Mexico State University’s agricultural science center in Los Lunas, N.M.
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