South Texas Land and Ranch Information

The south Texas land and ranch market area includes the following 34 counties in Texas:














Jim Hogg

Jim Wells




La Salle

Live Oak







San Patricio









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Whether you’re a hobby farmer dabbling in organic produce or looking to launch a full-scale operation, these government-backed loan and grant programs could give you a boost. We took a look at six opportunities made possible through the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) that make sense for family farms and those just starting out in farming.

Microloan Program

Microloans were designed to cater to young farmers or startup operations that may not be able to secure traditional funding. Applicants are eligible for up to $50,000, which can be used toward initial startup costs, family living expenses or any other approved expenses. In 2016, the FSA expanded its microloan program to aid in the purchase of farmland, buildings, and soil and water

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The depletion of groundwater sources in parts of the United States High Plains is so severe that peak grain production in some states has already passed, according to new research.

An international team of scientists, including experts from the University of Delaware, has extended and improved methods used to calculate peak oil production to assess grain production in three U.S. states: Nebraska, Texas and Kansas.

They related the levels of water extraction from the Ogallala aquifer, one of the largest underwater reservoirs in the world, over the past five decades, to the amounts of grain harvested in each state and used this model to predict future trends. Their results were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of

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Anyone who lives or wants to reside in the country knows there are clear-cut benefits to rural living. The beauty of nature’s flora and fauna is usually at the top of the list for those who choose country splendor.

But rural living also is also one of the most cost-effective and safest investments a homeowner can make. Consider the hidden benefits, less obvious than the gorgeous creek or fall foliage in your backyard.

Here are six ways going rural will save you money:

1) Now HOA/CDD Fees

Rural homeowners usually pay no Homeowner Association or Community Development District fees unlike most of their city counterparts. The U.S. Census Bureau reports the average annual dues for a homeowners association is $396.

2) Lower Taxes

Taxes are

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With its beautiful ranch properties, rolling hills and hardy pine forests, Texas is an ideal place to buy land.

But finding the perfect property is just the beginning of the land buying process. In order to know how to buy land in Texas, there are a number of state-specific trends and regulations to understand.

Here are the answers to some common questions Texas land buyers ask:

What does rural land in Texas typically cost?

It's wise to keep in mind that land values can vary vastly depending on features of the specific property you're considering, such as location, access, special amenities and natural features. However, the Real Estate Center of Texas A&M University has a website dedicated to data on purchasing rural land in Texas,

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If your clients own riverside properties, they may be able to earn money and increase public access to fishing and paddling.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is asking riverside and streamside landowners to lease part of their properties to the state. Participants may earn $500 to $1,250 per month from the leases, which can last two to three years or more based on use and funding. Landowners should apply by September 30 to receive preference in the 2021 funding cycle.

Since 2012, TPWD has established 24 public river access leases on more than 211 miles of 10 Texas rivers.

“Texas has over 40,000 miles of free-flowing rivers and creeks, and with 95% of the land held in private ownership, it can be a real challenge finding safe, legal

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A blight on the land of most ranch-owners in Texas is feral hog overpopulation. This post is an overview of wild pigs and their effects on the land you own or are looking to own.

Not only do they tear up the land, but feral hogs can spread E Coli and other diseases to humans and other animals, kill native species, and contaminate water sources. This invasive species can thrive in 79% of Texas and their population continues to increase exponentially. A study from 2004 estimated that Texas had around $52 million in damages annually resulting from feral hogs. Now, that estimation reaches as high as $1.5 billion nationwide. Needless to say, their presence within Texas is detrimental to ranching and landowning.

To get an idea of the scope of the

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