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Agriculture

Some populist states are becoming increasingly negative toward some types of agriculture investments such as corporate involvement. Texans have an independent spirit and focus on economics rather than social attitudes. The leadership in Texas Agriculture remain staunch supporters of free trade policies and opportunities to increase Texas competitiveness in the international marketplace.

Ochiltree County boasts 374 farmers with an average farm size of 1,588 acres.  Market value per farm is $551,000 with machinery and equipment running $90,631 per farm.

Commodity

Acres

Production

Total Value

Corn

800,000

160,000,000 bu

$320,000,000

Soybeans

80,000

4,000,000 bu

$20,000,000

Sorghum

1,000,000

55,000,000 bu

$110,000,000

Sunflowers

400,000

30,000,000 bu

$60,000,000

Wheat

4,000,000

80,000,000 bu

$240,000,000

 

 

 

 

Beef Cows

 

300,000 head

$100,000,000

Fed Cattle/Calves

 

4,000,000 head

$3,600,000,000

 

NUMBER OF FARMS AND ACRES OF HARVESTED CROPLAND IN OCHILTREE COUNTY FROM 1978 THROUGH 1997.

YEAR

FARMS

ACRES

1978

334

212,118

1982

339

267,989

1987

334

214,199

1992

301

233,663

1997

229

233,892

 

10 Year Production Estimate | Corn and Grain Sorghum | 1992-2001

Crop

Total Bushels*

Corn

Grain Sorghum

1,745,904,600

1,105,881,800

* Compiled from National Ag Statistics.