Urban Tarrant Agriculture

Promoting Tarrant County’s Agriculture

Although less visible than it once was, agriculture is of significant importance to the economy of Tarrant County. Many consumers do not consider the processing, manufacture, delivery and retail sale of commodities as part of the vast agriculture industry.

Estimated income from agriculture production surpasses $70 million annually in Tarrant County. Wheat, grain sorghum and hay account for approximately $11 million and livestock production (non-equine) contributing $7 million.

A recent survey of the equine industry found Tarrant County’s 25,672 horses were having a $400 million economic impact each year. The value of horse production alone was estimated at $105 million.

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  • AgriLife Research scientist studies structures to boost tomato production in South Texas
    May 25AgriLife Research scientist studies structures to boost tomato production in South Texas

    WESLACO – To help revive the state’s sagging vegetable industry, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists in South Texas are looking at new cropping systems to improve and extend the tomato growing season. While the Rio Grande Valley’s fertile soils can produce tasty tomatoes for consumers, the harsh conditions of heat, insects and diseases can stand […]

  • Stiles Farm Field Day June 21 to feature drone technology, sugarcane aphid update
    May 25Stiles Farm Field Day June 21 to feature drone technology, sugarcane aphid update

    Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu  Contact: Ryan Collett, 512-898-2214, rmcollett@tamu.edu  THRALL – The future of drone technology in Texas Blacklands agriculture will be one of the featured programs at the June 21 Stiles Farm Field Day. The 53rd annual field day will also feature an update on the sugarcane aphid, plus programs on nitrogen application […]

  • Fun Shoot benefiting Gray County 4-H set for June 18
    May 25Fun Shoot benefiting Gray County 4-H set for June 18

    Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Mike Jeffcoat, 806-440-5113, mike.jeffcoat@ag.tamu.edu PAMPA – A Fun Shoot benefitting the Gray County 4-H program has been set for June 18 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Gray County and the Pampa Trap and Skeet Club. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the shooting at 9 […]

  • Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 24
    May 24Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 24

    Rains continue to bring mixed bag to producers around the state Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Chad Gulley, 903-590-2980, c-gulley@tamu.edu TYLER — Each step farmer Malcolm Williams took into his pasture announced the presence of water and soft, saturated topsoil. He left his flatbed truck at the gate knowing it wouldn’t make it far […]

  • Pesticide applicator class set for June 8 in Tarrant County
    May 23Pesticide applicator class set for June 8 in Tarrant County

    Contact: Fred Hall, 817-884-1946, fmhall@ag.tamu.edu FORT WORTH — Training for Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator licenses will be held June 8 in the Fort Worth Room at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Tarrant County. Training begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. and will be completed by 9:30 p.m. “The four-hour training […]