Authors: R. Anderson, A. Engeling, A. Grones, R. Lopez, B. Pierce, K. Skow, T. Snelgrove

The Texas Land Trends report is published every five years, following the availability of the USDA NASS Census of Agriculture data, and serves to describe the status and recent changes in land use, ownership size, and land values of privately owned Texas farms, ranches, and forests, collectively known as working lands. The goal of the Texas Land Trends report is to provide public and private decision-makers with timely information to support the conservation of Texas working lands. Primary data sources used in the 2014 report include the Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts (i.e., 1997-2012 annual compilation of land use and land value data from all independent school districts), and the NASS Census of Agriculture 2012 data. We also used data from the U.S. Census Bureau, USDA National Resources Inventory (NRI), and the U.S. Department of Commerce/Bureau of Economic Analysis–Regional Economic Information System.

Suggested Citation

Texas Land Trends. 2014. Status update and trends of Texas rural working lands. Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, College Station, Texas. Volume 1, Issue 1. 13 pages. URL: