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The Southwest Chile Pepper Industry. Basic Facts…. The National Pepper Industry is Located Here !. 60% of U.S. chile acreage in NM 30% of U.S. chile acreage in TX & AZ NM is center of pepper processing Green chile Red chile Jalape ño Cayenne. Where is New Mexico chile grown?.

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the national pepper industry is located here
The National Pepper Industry is Located Here!
  • 60% of U.S. chile acreage in NM
  • 30% of U.S. chile acreage in TX & AZ
  • NM is center of pepper processing
    • Green chile
    • Red chile
    • Jalapeño
    • Cayenne
where is new mexico chile grown
Where is New Mexico chile grown?
  • 76% of acreage in SW New Mexico
    • Luna
    • Doña Ana
    • Hidalgo
    • Sierra
  • 20% of acreage in SE New Mexico
    • Chaves
    • Eddy
    • Lea
u s chile pepper imports
U.S. Chile Pepper Imports

Fresh Chile Imports

Dried Chile Imports

sources of chile imports
Sources of Chile Imports
  • Fresh chile peppers
    • Mexico
    • Processed in New Mexico
  • Dried chile peppers
    • Mexico
    • China
    • India
    • Spain
economic impact
Economic Impact?
  • Doña Ana, Hidalgo, Luna Counties
    • Vegetable production & processing
    • 86% of NM chile production (tons)
  • 5,300 jobs
  • $400 million
  • Multiplier effects
  • Important in sustainable

crop rotations

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New Mexico is the Heart of the U.S. Chile IndustryThe Chile Task Force is working to improve the industry’s competitiveness, profitability & long-term viability

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