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The tables below offer information about New Mexico agriculture from the general agricultural groups to the more specific commodities or products. The ranking assigned to a given commodity is based on the commodity's cash receipts; how much money it made.
Commodity groups cash receipts - 2004
As you can see from the table below, New Mexico ranks 31st among the states for total agricultural production.
New Mexico's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004
This table lists New Mexico's top commodities in each of New Mexico's two agriculutural groups, livestock and crops.
Livestock and livestock products are the big commodities from The Land of Enchantment. Dairy products and cattle and calves account for over 3/4 of New Mexico's total agricultural production.
And what do all these animals eat? Hay is New Mexico's most important crop, followed by pecans. Greenhouse and nursery products, chili peppers and onions are also important.
Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004
This table offers a more complete view of the most important agricultural products of New Mexico.
The 2004 table above contains information about New Mexico agricultural production provided by the Economic Research Service at the United States Department of Agriculture.
The first column of the table lists the product (commodity).
The second column of the table lists a number representing the dollar value of the product. This number is not the dollar value of the product. This number represents the dollar value of the product in thousands of dollars. For example, the number listed for the value of New Mexico dairy products is 1,000,224. This number represents a dollar value of $1,000,224,000 (1,000,224 x 1,000): ome billion, two hundred and twenty-four thousand dollars.
The third column of the table lists the percent (part) of the total agricultural value produced in New Mexico. For example, dairy products account for 39.0% of New Mexico's total agricultural production value. The dollars generated by dairy products total well over 1/3 of New Mexico's total agricultural production.
National ranking highlights - 2004
New Mexico farms and farmland - 2004
Because of different rounding methods (e.g., farm acres given by the National Argriculture Statistics Service), percentage of farmland per state should be considered a rough estimate.
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