Crop Information - Planting & Harvesting
Texas leads all other states in number of farms and ranches. While the primary crops of Texas are cotton, corn, feed grains (sorghum, milo, etc.), rice and wheat, there is an abundance of other crops, too. From peanuts, to sunflowers to sugarcane and more. An enormous variety of vegetable and citrus farms can be found nearly year-round in the Rio Grande Valley at almost all times of the year.
Regional Crops Timeline
From December to March, there are virtually no tall crops in the state. Wheat is at its peak in June-July, while corn and cotton are harvested slightly later (August-December). There are occasional exceptions to every rule, however, and we’re happy to try to find any kind of crop, any time of year.
In addition to crops, there are plenty of fruit, olive and pecan orchards here, as well as an increasing number of beautiful vineyards.
For more information, see below for the most recent planting and harvesting charts as well as statewide density maps provided by the Texas office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. A list of additional online resources is provided at the bottom of the page.
Crop Density Maps
Additional Online Resources
- USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service - Texas Office
Find Texas crop, livestock, and general agriculture quick facts and overviews.
- Go Texan
Promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known for throughout the world
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service