High Plains Agriculture Supports A Lot Of Jobs In The Area
Agriculture is big business on the High Plains. A recent analysis shows agriculture supported more than 103,000 jobs in 2010.
Texas Tech and Texas A&M teamed up to produce the study. The report concludes that more than $12 billion in economic impact is due to agriculture. The study used a five year average of production in 41 counties, covering a variety of crops.
It is expected that those numbers will continue to grow in the future.