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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