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Agriculture

Agriculture
(Nolan County – 2010-2011)


586,700 acres in Nolan County
               Land mass:
                              Total:    914 square miles
                              Land:     912 square miles
                              Water: 2 square miles
               Approximately 2-3% of the land is used for residential
               456,700 acres of permanent pasture (grass land)
               120,000 acres Crop land approx of which:
                              58,500 acres Cotton
                              20,400 acres of Wheat
                              5,800 acres of Milo
                              8,000 acres of Hay
                              12,300 acres in CRP (conservation reserve program)
                              12,500 acres in improved grasses
                              2,500 acres in other
 
Farm Service Agency (FSA) payments to producers (on average)
               Program payments $840,000.00
               Crop disaster payments avg. $703,000.00
               Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) $424,000.00
               Livestock feed disaster payments avg. $650,000.00
               Non-insured Assistance Program (NAP) $185,000.00
                            
 
Cattle estimated numbers show to be approximately 14,000.
Estimated 400 people work directly in agriculture during a normal year with average rainfall
 
Agriculture land is also where energy producers are located
               Wind:    1365 turbines (1 MW or larger – 2060 MW total)
               Oil:        825 working oil wells