State Department of Agriculture Program: New Mexico

State Department of Agriculture
The census shows that the number of farms and ranches in New Mexico is 24,721 farms, which translates to an 18 percent increase from the 2007 Census.  That stands in contrast to a national decline in the number of farms over the same period.  The amount of farmland in New Mexico was relatively unchanged at approximately 43.2 million acres. n 2012, the value of New Mexico agriculture products sold totaled $2.55 billion, up 17 percent from 2007.  Livestock, poultry and their products accounted for 76 percent of the state total at $1.93 billion. Other New Mexico-specific highlights from the census include an increase in the number of minority-operated farms during the period between the 2007 and 2012 censuses, particularly among the Hispanic community.  The number of Hispanic-operated farms jumped from 6,475 to 9,377 in the five-year span.
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Core Customers:  Retail and Food Service
New Mexico is home to a number of important customers who are ideal to look at for distribution.  These include La Montanita, Core-Mark, Gem State Distribution, John Brooks Markets, Pic Quick Stores, Keller Farm Stores, Cooper’s Western Stores, Allsup’s Convenience Stores, Dan’s Boots and Saddles, Bowlin Truck Stops, Fast Stop, Blake’s Lotaburger, Flying Star Cafe, Keva Juice, Fresquez, Il Vicino, Little Anita’s, Don’s Pizza, Weck’s, Allen Theatres, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Cattle Baron, K-Bob’s, etc