- Farmers can grow enough food and fiber for 155 people in the U.S. and abroad.
- In Texas around 86% of land is used for some form of agricultural production.
- It may be shocking, but 98.5% of operations are still run by individuals or families.
- 1 out of 7 workers in Texas are employed in the agriculture industries.
- Texas is #1 in the nation in cattle and calves, equaling out to 13% of the U.S. total. Making Texas first in number of cattle operations and the value of all cattle and calves.
- The top producer of cotton, hay, sheep, goats, mohair, and horses. As well as, veggies, citrus, corn, wheat, peanuts, pecans, sorghum, and rice.
- Leading exporter in live animals and meat, cotton and cottonseed, feed grains, hides, skins, wheat products, feeds and fodder.
Secret: Texas food and fiber sector impacts the economy at about $100 billion. The Texas Department of Agriculture’s Family Land Heritage Program recognizes more than 4,700 farms and ranches in 232 counties for being maintained in continuous agricultural operation by the same family for 100 years or more.