New Mexico Agriculture Stats

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New Mexico beef cattle and calves

New Mexico has a typical desert climate: a lot of sun, wide temperature ranges and lots of wind. The days are warm, temperatures reaching 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and the nights dip down into the 60s. Annually, New Mexico gets about 12 inches of rain. Farmland covers 60 percent of New Mexico, 89 percent of which is pasture ground. Dairy products and cattle and calves are among the state’s top commodities.

 Top Agriculture Products

1. Cattle and calves
2. Dairy products
3. Hay
4. Pecans
5. Peppers, Chile

Number of Farms

21,000

Land in Farms

43.2 million acres

Average Farm Size

2,066 acres

Source: United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service

Article From: Farm Flavor - www.farmflavor.com
http://farmflavor.com/us-ag/new-mexico/

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Comments

  1. Moonshadow says:

    I am trying to decide where to move. I want to live off grid (small livestock,garden etc…)(5acres)low cost living… Im thinking n.m or colorado. I love the mountains and seclusion. i dont like too hot or too cold. I am a florida native. Please help!! Thank you!! :)

  2. TheBae says:

    I need A good SALSA recipe. anyone know a good spicy mix?

  3. ullu says:

    i am thinking to move to new mexico. would like to live on a farm not toooo far from a town, likw a toen with hospital. wha t is out there? ami ceazy to hope to find a place…/

  4. ullu says:

    i am thinking to move to new mexico. would like to live on a farm (horses)not toooo far from a town, like a town with a hospital/school etc.. what is out there? do you know of a place…? which may be for available…
    Maybe something is for sale, but it has to be close to a town, preferable tourist center