Our mission is to serve Texas, its agriculture and its
rural communities by providing meaningful, accurate and objective
statistical information and services.
The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Texas
Field Office provides current and historical statistics
on agricultural commodities for the state of Texas.
We issue nearly 400 reports annually according to a
of predetermined dates. Reports cover most facets
of agriculture including crops, fruit and vegetables, livestock,
dairy, poultry, prices, chemical use, economic statistics,
farm labor, crop weather, cash receipts and aquaculture.
In addition to state estimates, we publish county estimates
for major commodities.
The Texas Field Office is headed by Director, Doug Rundle, and
Deputy Directors, Quentin Hart and Joel Moore. The
office is made up of four sections: Crop Estimates, Livestock
Estimates, Operations and Surveys.
The Crop Estimates Section is responsible for crop estimates
(including acreage, yield, production, stocks and economic
The Livestock Estimates Section is responsible for livestock,
dairy and poultry estimates (including inventory, production,
disposition and income, economic data and number of operations
The Operations Section is responsible for maintenance and
development of sampling frames and survey design, Internet
and paper publications, mail facilities and processing, and
The Survey Section is responsible for conducting the training,
data collection and editing necessary to provide statistical
information to support the estimating program.