Southwest chile pepper industry at crossroads

Blake, Cary
October 2010
Southwest Farm Press;10/7/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 19, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports on the chile pepper industry's crossroads in Southwestern states. It says that the industry was hit hard by foreign competition. According to New Mexico Chile Association treasurer Dino Cervantes, their foreign competitors have a big advantage in terms of lower-priced hand labor costs. He adds that 80 percent of the chile peppers consumed in the U.S. are imported.


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