Wet weather in recent weeks has left some of New Mexico’s green chile crop in danger.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reported that a hail storm last week was the latest in a spate of precipitation to plague chile fields in Dona Ana County.
Farmers say the rain is delaying some harvests as well as increasing the chances of a chile-plant disease.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture report issued last week says about 75 percent of the state’s green chile crop has been harvested.
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