New Mexico chile industry looks to thrive again

Blake, Cary
May 2010
Southwest Farm Press;5/6/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 12, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that research initiatives are applied in the New Mexico chile pepper industry as acreage sank from 35,000 harvested acres in 1992 to 11,000 acres in 2008. Gene Baca of the New Mexico Chile Association (NMCA) considers such drought to be due to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994. The Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center of New Mexico State University (NMSU) will be developing green chile de-stemmer prototypes.


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