Urban Tarrant Agriculture

Agriculture is one of the primary drivers of the Fort Worth-Dallas Metroplex and Tarrant County economy. It includes agribusinesses, support industry and a variety of livestock operations plus more than twenty-five commercial crops. The total payroll, cash receipts, insurance and government payments contribute over $3.65 billion to the area economy.

Tarrant County statistics include:

  • 1,278 farms
  • 145,661 acres in ag production
  • 114 average Size of Farms
  • $34,003,000 market value of products sold
  • $25,191,000 in Crops Sales
  • $9,411,000 in Livestock sales
  • Ranked 15th in Texas for nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod production
  • Ranked 17th in Texas for horses and ponies
  • Average age of operators is 59.9 years of age
  • Females operate 24.8 percent of the farms
  • Only 28.7 percent of the operators are full-time farmers
  • 6.5 percent of the operators identify as Hispanic
  • 1.8 percent of the operators identify as Black or African American
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    AMARILLO – At least 3 billion loaves of bread in the Texas Panhandle alone every year – that’s the difference Texas A&M AgriLife Research is making, according to hosts of the annual Wheat Field Day. Wheat research, and the difference it makes in the food supply chain, will be highlighted during the annual field day […] The post May 17 field day to highlight wheat research impact on food supply appeared first on AgriLife Today.

  • Coleman County field crops program, tour set May 12
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    COLEMAN – The Coleman County Field Crops Program and Field Tour is set for May 12 in Coleman. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program will be in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 500 W. Live Oak St. in Coleman. The day starts with registration at 8 a.m. followed by the indoor program […] The post Coleman County field crops program, tour set May 12 appeared first on AgriLife Today.

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  • Texas A&M, ScottsMiracle-Gro to host May 3 grand opening of research facility
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