YOUR TEXAS AGRICULTURE MINUTE
So, what’s in an acre?
By Gary Joiner
The best way to describe an acre is to put it in terms Texans can visualize.
An acre is about the size of a football field.
One acre of land can produce many different types of crops. It depends on the fertility and type of soil, how much rain falls and how much sun shines.
In Texas, cotton is king. One acre produces an average of 821 lbs. of cotton.
Like strawberries? An acre produces an average of 50,500 lbs. of strawberries.
An acre produces an average of 46.4 bushels of wheat. That’s 3,054 lbs. of grain.
Managing these acres and growing these crops are family farmers. In fact, 98% of U.S. farms and ranches are family-owned and operated.
American agriculture is a success story like no other. And it starts with the land. One acre at a time.
Feeding, clothing and fueling America on that land is worth an end-zone celebration every time.
The preceding commentary is brought to you by Texas Farm Bureau, the “Voice of Texas Agriculture.” Called “Your Texas Agriculture Minute,” TFB will issue thought-provoking editorials each week—via print and audio—to spark understanding of agriculture in the Lone Star State and its impact on each and every Texan.
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