Farming is one of the major pillars of the Texas economy. Agriculture has been one of the state’s most prosperous and longstanding industries, remaining a staple of exported and domestic livelihood since even before Europeans first settled the area in the 1600s.
Native plant life, such as corn, yams, chili peppers, pumpkins, beans, and more were already being grown by the indigenous people of the area. Settlers introduced more crops, including wheat, barley, oats, and the Texas state vegetable: the onion. As irrigation techniques became more advanced, farming opportunities in Texas only continued to increase.
Today, the major cash crops in Texas are corn for grain, wheat, and the state’s largest agriculture product, cotton. Texas produces 29% of the country’s cotton revenues, and is the top producer of cotton in America. Other major crops include sorghum grain, watermelons, grapefruits, peanuts, nursery products (like flowers and ornamental shrubs), and many others.
As you can see, agricultural opportunities in Texas are bountiful, and because the state is so massive, there’s plenty of space for farms of all kinds! Explore the listings below for farm property that meets your budget, your preferred acreage, and your unique aesthetic tastes. The Texas landscape provides fertile farmland, incredible views, and the right sized properties for your farming vision.