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Texas Farms Ranches For Sale

Finding quality farmland and ranches for sale in Texas requires a professional. You have to know territory, the land, minerals, water rights for irrigation and understand production history along with numerous other attributes that can influence your decision when buying a farm or ranch in Texas. Everything in Texas is bigger. We all know the saying and it holds true for Texas farms ranches and land. The state is known for several of the largest cattle ranches in the world. Large Texas ranches for sale and farms for sale in the Texas Panhandle are a large part of the Texas economy outside of oil and gas.  The Lone Star state leads the nation in total number of farms and ranches in operation. Nearly 250,000 farms and ranches make up Texas agricultural land on more than 129 million acres. Texas is the top producer of cotton, hay, sheep, goats, mohair and horses. The crops grown on Texas farmland are cotton, corn, wheat, sorghum, peanuts, pecans, vegetables, citrus and rice. The largest source of agricultural revenue in Texas comes from the sale of beef cattle. Texas produces about 20 percent of the nation's beef cattle and ranks number one in the country in the value of cattle raised.  If you're searching for real estate listings of farms and ranches for sale in Texas, or ready to sell your Texas farm or ranch, Mason & Morse Ranch Company offers quality real estate brokerage and auction services in Texas. "We Live it to Know it."

Texas Farm Ranch Land Geography

Depending on who you talk to there are four to seven regions of Texas. Texas land is divided into four distinct natural geographical formations; North Central Plains, Great Plains, Mountains & Basins and Central Plains. Regionally, Texas offers seven different areas known as Big Bend Country bordering the western edge, Gulf Coast and South Texas Plains along the Southern border, Hill Country, Prairies and Lakes in Central Texas,  the Panhandle Plains in the North and Pineywoods bordering on the eastern edge of the estate. From north to south and east to west, Texas farmland grows a lot of crops and and Texas grazing land raises more cattle in the state than the rest of the U.S. The Rio Grande Valley is ideal for growing citrus and sugarcane. The Panhandle is home to beef cattle, dairy cattle, cotton and corn. East Texas is known for its forestry and hay production, while West Texas’ terrain is good for sheep and goats along with its vast mineral production. Central Texas has a some agricultural production but is mainly known for its diverse business sector and luxury corporate ranches. 

Quick Facts About Texas Farms Ranches & Land

  • Texas occupies nearly 172 million acres. Roughly 129 million acres is in farms and ranches
  • Cropland acres accounts for 30 million acres
  • 250,000 farms and ranches in operation
  • Cotton and corn are the highest ranked commodities grown on Texas farmland
  • Pasture and rangeland for cattle grazing accounts for 88 million acres
  • Woodland and forest acres occupy roughly 7 million acres
  • Texas ranks number 1 in the country for beef cattle
  • Top Three biggest ranches in Texas include the King Ranch, Briscoe Ranches, Waggoner Ranch

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