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


Land in Farms

43.2 million acres

Average Farm Size

2,066 acres

Source: United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service

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  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. Robot Fish says:

    Great Really Helpful

  4. Adolfo Navarro says:

    there isn’t any info about new mexico