The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) hosted a New Mexico Chile Pepper Fiesta on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 on the east lawn of the Whitten Building Peopleâs Garden at the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC. Seeds from 21 different varieties of chiles received from New Mexico State University were grown into seedlings at the Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Beltsville, MD. The seedlings are planted in the newly constructed container boxes at the Peopleâs garden. (L to R ARS lab volunteer Douglas Johnson, ARS employee Jude Maul, New Mexico State University Extension Horticulture Specialist Dr. Curtis Smith, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, and Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Ann Wright) USDA photo 10di1397-88.
April 29, 2014
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