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Population Land Area Rainfall Average First Freeze Date Average Last Freeze Date Elevation County Seat Total Federal Land

State Land Indian Land Deeded Land Inland Water Irrigated Land County Extension Agent

193,888 3,804 square miles median, 8.3’’ October 28 April 9 3,881 ft. Las Cruces 1,821,515 acres with 1,151,044 acres BLM and 0 acres Forest Service 286,910 acres 0 acres 326,135 acres 0 acres ground: 9,370 acres; surface & ground: 86,660 acres 525-6649

CROP PRODUCTION 2008 Figures CROP

HARVESTED ACRES

TOTAL PRODUCTION

22,300 3,200 9,700 1,900 9,500

168,200 tons 20,600 tons 218,000 tons 3,000 ba. 21,100 ba.

All Hay Chile Corn, Silage Cotton, Pima Cotton, Upland

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION JANUARY 1, 2009 TYPE

NUMBERS

All Cattle 100,000 Milk Cows 47,000 Sheep and Lambs 800

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NMS July 2009 Directory  

Directory of Southwestern Agriculture

NMS July 2009 Directory  

Directory of Southwestern Agriculture