Texas

Texas Fact Sheet

  • Texas ranks No.1 nationally in number of cattle operations, all cattle and calves, and the value of cattle and calves. — Melissa Laurent
  • Agriculture generates $73 billion annually.  1 of every 7 employed Texans works in an Agriculture-related industry. — Melissa Laurent
  • More than 80% of the land in Texas is used for Agriculture production. — Melissa Laurent
  • Texas is also the leading state in upland cotton, cottonseed, sheep and lambs, goats, wool, mohair, and hay. — Melissa Laurent
  • Sales of cattle and calves account for almost half of all Agriculture sales in Texas. — Melissa Laurent
  • Texas is the No.3 exporter of Agricultural commodities. — Melissa Laurent

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