New Mexico led US pecan production after storm hit Georgia

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico became the national leader in pecan production last year after Hurricane Michael struck down large swaths of Georgia’s crop, new U.S. Department of Agriculture numbers show.

New Mexico produced about 90 million pounds of pecans in 2018 compared to Georgia’s 56 million, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reports .

Georgia, traditionally the largest pecan-producing state, saw its crop crippled by the storm, cutting production by almost half from 107 million...

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