Distinctly Texas Agriculture: Texas Made. Texas Bold.
They say that everything is bigger in Texas This is especially true when speaking about agriculture. Texas leads the United States in number of farms and ranches accounting for nearly 250,000 in the state which cover over 51 million hectares of land. 93% of Texas farms and ranches are family-owned and -operated, and one in seven working Texans are in an agriculture-related job. Texas families pass down the legacy of agriculture to their children on their family farms, creating a longstanding tradition of producing high quality, safe agriculture products a way of life.
The size of the state coupled with its varied climates and soil composition creates an optimal environment for producing a variety of food, fiber, and other crops throughout the year. Given the geography of Texas, its sustainability story is one that is inspired and driven by nature itself. Texas farmers' and ranchers’ pasture and range land support healthy habitats for wildlife, pollinators, fish, and a wide variety of native plant, animal, and insect species. With its unique combination of location, the largest U.S. rail and roadway infrastructure, 16 seaports, 26 commercial airports, a highly skilled workforce, and the infrastructure and logistics support needed to get products around the world rapidly, you’ll find doing business with Texas producers to be reliable global partners.