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Description of the Texas Agricultural Statistical Districts

Summary:  Texas is divided into 15 agricultural statistical districts.  These district are geographically referred to as Northern High Plains, Southern High Plains, Northern Low Plains, Southern Low Plains, Cross Timbers, Blacklands, North East Texas, South East Texas, Trans-Pecos, Edwards Plateau, South Central, Coastal Bend, Upper Coast, South Texas, and Lower Valley.

Northern High Plains:  The Northern High Plains district is located in the most northern part of the panhandle.  The 23 counties included in this district are Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Floyd, Gray, Hale, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, and Swisher.

Southern High Plains:  The Southern High Plains district is located in the lower west side of the panhandle.  The 16 counties included in this district are Andrews, Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Gaines, Glasscock, Hockley, Howard, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Terry, and Yoakum.

Northern Low Plains:  The Northern Low Plains district is located in the southeast side of the panhandle.  The 16 counties included in this district are Borden, Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Dickens, Donley, Foard, Garza, Hall, Hardeman, Kent, King, Motley, Wheeler, Wichita, and Wilbarger.

Southern Low Plains:  The Southern Low Plains district is located to the immediate southeast of the panhandle, just below the Northern Low Plains.  The 12 counties included in this district are Baylor, Coleman, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Stonewall, and Taylor.

Cross Timbers:  The Cross Timbers district is located to the east of the Southern Low Pains with the state of Oklahoma bordering on the north.  The 19 counties included in this district are Archer, Brown, Callahan, Clay, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Jack, Mills, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Throckmorton, Wise, and Young.

Blacklands:  The Blacklands district is located to the right of Cross Timbers with the state of Oklahoma bordering on the north and stretching south to the central part of the state.  The 25 counties included in this district are Bell, Bosque, Collin, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Falls, Fannin, Grayson, Hamilton, Hill, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Limestone, McLennan, Milam, Navarro, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Williamson.

North East Texas:  The North East Texas district is located at northeastern part of the state.  The state of Oklahoma borders the district on the north with Arkansas and Louisiana states bordering on the east.  The 24 counties included in this district are Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Houston, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood.

South East Texas:  The South East Texas district is located just south of North East Texas and to the southeast of the Blacklands.  Louisiana state borders the district on the east.  The 19 counties included in this district are Angelina, Brazos, Freestone, Grimes, Hardin, Jasper, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Newton, Polk, Robertson, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, and Waller.

Trans-Pecos:  The Trans-Pecos district is located in the most western tip with the state of New Mexico bordering on the north and the country of Mexico bordering on the south.  The 14 counties included in this district are Brewster, Crane, Culberson, Ector, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Loving, Pecos, Presidio, Reeves, Terrell, Ward, and Winkler.

Edwards Plateau:  The Edwards Plateau district is centrally located.  Districts surrounding are (moving clockwise from the west) Trans-Pecos, Southern High Plains, Southern Low Plains, Cross Timbers, Blacklands, South Central, South Texas, and the country of Mexico.  The 28 counties included in this district are Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Coke, Concho, Crockett, Edwards, Gillespie, Irion, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lampasas, Llano, McCulloch, Mason, Menard, Reagan, Real, San Saba, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Tom Green, Upton, Uvalde, and Val Verde.

South Central:  The South Central is located to the east of Edwards Plateau.  Districts surrounding South Central (moving clockwise from the west) are Edwards Plateau, Blacklands, South East Texas, Upper Coast, Coastal Bend, and South Texas.  The 21 counties included in this district are Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Burleson, Caldwell, Colorado, Comal, De Witt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Medina, Travis, Washington, and Wilson.

Coastal Bend:  The Coastal Bend district is located in the central part of the coast line that bends.  Districts surrounding the Coastal Bend (moving clockwise from the west) are South Texas, South Central, Upper Coast, and the Gulf of Mexico.  The five counties included in this district are Aransas, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio.

Upper Coast:  The Upper Coast district is located north of the Coastal Bend with Louisiana bordering on the east and the Gulf of Mexico bordering on the south.  The 13 counties included in this district are Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Orange, Victoria, and Wharton.

South Texas:  The South Texas district is located south of Edwards Plateau and South Central with Lower Valley just below.  Bordering on the east is the Coastal Bend district and the Gulf of Mexico with the country of Mexico bordering on the west.  The 15 counties included in this district are Atascosa, Brooks, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Maverick, Webb, Zapata, and Zavala.

Lower Valley:  The Lower Valley district is located at the most southern tip of the state.  The South Texas district borders it on the north, with the country of Mexico bordering on the left, and the Gulf of Mexico bordering on the right.  The four counties included in this district are Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy.

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