Source: AgriLife Today
“While most people think skyscrapers, pavement and urban congestion when they think about the DFW metroplex, the fact is agriculture is alive and well — and growing — in this part of the state,” said Dr. Blake Bennett, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in Dallas.
More than 20 different crops are produced commercially in the metroplex. These include a variety of fruits and vegetables and major field crops. Bennett said the area is also flush with livestock and livestock products, including poultry and specialties such as wool.
He also said adding to the overall agricultural muscle are retail food and trade services, transportation and warehousing, agricultural services, as well as manufacturing related to agribusiness such as food and kindred products, paper and allied products, lumber and wood products, textile mill products, furniture and fixtures, chemicals and allied products, and apparel and agricultural machinery.
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