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:

  • 1,173 farms
  • 190,682 acres in ag production
  • 163 average Size of Farms
  • $29,394,000 market value of products sold
  • $17,445,000 in Crops Sales
  • $11,948,000 in Livestock sales
  • Ranked 17th in Texas for nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod production
  • Ranked 22th in Texas for horses and ponies
  • 96% of the farms are Family Farms
  • Top Crop in Acres
    • Forage (hay) 13,584 acres
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