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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:00 pm | Updated: 12:20 am, Fri Mar 28, 2014.

LAS CRUCES — A combination of dwindling water supplies in Southern New Mexico and the availability of farm labor are taking their toll on one of New Mexico’s most famous crops: chile.

Statistics released Thursday by state and federal agriculture agencies show the amount of hot peppers planted, harvested and produced in the drought-stricken state in 2013 was down from the previous year.

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  • henry griswold posted at 10:56 am on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    henry griswold Posts: 218

    mexicans learned to come up here illegally & make better $ than legally come & pick fruit..........

     
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