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Texas in Focus: South Texas

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Exhibit 12

Head of Cattle, South Texas, 2008

County All Cattle
Kleberg 107,000
Bee 75,000
Starr 62,000
Webb 60,000
Uvalde 59,000
Other Counties 580,000
South Texas Total 943,000

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Exhibit 13

Sugarcane Production, South Texas, 2006

County Harvested Acres Produced Tons
Hidalgo 20,900 882,000
Cameron 12,500 474,000
Willacy 5,800 259,000
South Texas Total 39,200 1,615,000

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Exhibit 14

Region’s Largest Producers of Grain Sorghum, South Texas, 2006

County Planted Acres Harvested Acres Produced Bushels
Hidalgo 101,100 63,700 4,409,000
Cameron 91,300 78,000 4,028,000
Nueces 158,700 92,400 2,631,000
San Patricio 66,700 43,100 2,095,000
Kleberg 41,100 39,000 1,900,000

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Exhibit 15

Region’s Largest Producers of Upland Cotton, South Texas, 2006

County Planted Acres Harvested Acres Produced Bales
Kleberg 39,900 35,600 68,200
Nueces 175,900 54,500 63,800
Hidalgo 77,800 33,300 56,300
Cameron 55,000 38,200 50,600
San Patricio 191,300 27,100 47,000

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Exhibit 16

Grapefruit and Orange Production, South Texas, 2005-2006

Fruit Production (boxes) Price (dollars per box) Value
Grapefruit 5,200,000 $12.17 $63,292,000
Oranges 1,600,000 $6.62 $10,598,000
Total 6,800,000 $73,890,000

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Resaca Grove Farm, Rio Grande Valley

Resaca Grove Farm, Rio Grande Valley

PHOTO: Marin Pierce/Resaca Grove Farm


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