Texas

State Quick Facts

Population
28,995,881

Total State GDP
 $1,886,956,100,000

State Land Area (Acres)
167,188,480

Land in Forest
7%

Land in Farms
76%

Number of Farms
247,000

Average Farm Size (acres)
512

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$2,120

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $21,979,362,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $7,542,429,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $14,436,933,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Cattle and Calves
 $8,624,064,000

Cotton Lint, Upland
 $2,718,745,000

Broilers
 $2,374,520,000

Dairy Products, Milk
 $2,167,256,000

Miscellaneous Crops
 $1,184,880,000

Top Ag. Exports

Cotton
 $2,600,976,344

Beef and Veal
 $1,074,365,017

Other Plant Products
 $801,631,194

Dairy Products
 $338,088,309

Feeds and Other Feed Grains
 $258,440,912

Texas Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Texas generated around $22.0 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being cattle and calves, upland cotton lint, and broilers. That same year, the value of Texas’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 1.8 percent of total state GDP. Some of the dollars generated by these industries end up being re-spent within the local economy, bringing additional value to the state through “multiplier effects.” Economic impact and contribution studies measure these effects, which can be broken down into direct, indirect, and induced economic effects.

Websites, reports, fact sheets, and articles related to the economic impacts and contributions of Texas’ food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below. 

Websites:

Information related to Texas’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found by visiting the following website(s):

Contribution and Impact Research Documents:

The following are current and historical studies, fact sheets, and articles related to Alabama’s food, fiber, and forest industries.  These can be viewed and/or downloaded by clicking the images or links below:

2020- Fact Sheet- Feeding the Economy, 2019
2018 – Fact Sheet – The Animal Feed and Pet Food Manufacturing Industry is Crucial to American Agriculture, Economy, 2016
2017 – Report – Economic Impact of the Texas Forest Sector, 2015
2017 – Fact Sheet – AFPA State Industry Economic Impact
2017 – Fact Sheet – Economic Impacts of the Forest Sector in Texas, 2015
2016 – Report – Economic Analysis of Animal Agriculture 2005-2015
2016 – Report – The Food and Fiber System and Production: Agriculture’s Contributions to the Texas Economy, 2014
2016 – Report – A Framework for Estimating the Linked Economic Contributions of Cotton Production, Ginning, Oilseed Milling, and Warehousing, 2013
2016 – Report – Texas Food and Fiber Methodology, 2013
2016 – Fact Sheet- Economic Impact of the Forest Sector in Texas, 2014
2015 – Fact Sheet- The Impact of Agribusiness: Texas High Plains
2015 – Fact Sheet- Economic Impacts of the Forest Sector in Texas, 2013
2015 – Fact Sheet – AFPA State Industry Economic Impact
2013 – Report- The Impact of the Beef Industry in The Southern Ogallala Region, 2010
2011 – Report – Potential Economic Impacts of the Managed Haying and Grazing Provision of the Conservation Reserve Program
2009 – Report – The Food and Fiber System and Production: Agriculture’s Contributions to the Texas Economy, 2006

 

*As of 2018, no standard methodology exists for producing economic impact or economic contribution reports.  Please exercise caution when viewing and comparing reports as each may vary significantly in terms of source data and analysis and reporting methodology.