Dona Ana County’s onion crop looks stellar

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – Dona Ana County’s onion crop is looking stellar so far this harvest season.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the onion harvest tends to begin in the final week of May but this season actually kicked off last week.

Agriculture officials say the crop hasn’t suffered much from disease or pests.

Luna and Dona Ana counties are the main growing areas in New Mexico for onions.

New Mexico produced about 306 million pounds of onions in 2014.

Both the amount and the production value were up from 2013, though both figures tend to fluctuate – sometimes significantly – from year to year.

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