Based on cash receipts according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. Excludes stats for “miscellaneous crops” and “all other animal products.”
According to the New Mexico State University Dairy Extension, just over 77 percent of the milk in New Mexico is produced on the eastern side of the state in Curry, Roosevelt, Chaves, Eddy and Lea counties. Milk and dairy products generated $1.3 billion in cash receipts.
FARM FACT: Defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, cash receipts refer to the total amount of crops or livestock sold in a calendar year.