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As the saying goes, everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes the agriculture industry. The Lone Star State leads the nation in total number of farms and ranches, with more than 245,000 operations averaging 530 acres in size. Together, this land spans more than 130 million acres. Texas farmers keep the family tradition alive, with nearly 99 percent of Texas farms and ranches being family farms, partnerships or family-held corporations. Texas agriculture’s total economic impact reaches $115 billion annually, and one out of every seven Texans works in an agriculture-related job.

Some of the state’s top commodities include cattle and calves, cotton and dairy products. The goods are produced and exported across Texas, the nation and world.

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Texas Agriculture by the Numbers

Farms

248,809

Farmers Markets

205

Economic Impact

$25.3B

yr.
Source: NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service), USDA

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