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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1910)
VOLUME 10, NUMBER 12
New Broom Corn Kegion
At San Benito, Texas, where two crops a year are grown on the same ground
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DWARF BROOM CORN AT SAN BENITO
Farmers Will Net $200 an Acre on Broom Corn
SAN BENITO IS TUB BEST BROOM CORN REGION IN THE UNITED STATES. "Wo plant the first crop in February and March and harvest in sixty
to sovonty-fivo days AT A TIME WHEN NO OTHER SECTION OF THE UNITED STATES CAN SUPPLY THE DEMAND. Consequently set the very top
prlco. Our socond crop Is harvested at tho same time tho Illinois crop comes on the market. The average yield from the two crops is three-fourths of
a ton to a ton por aero. Tho prico now ranges from $200 to $275 per ton according to grade. Tho crop requires no more expense or labor than common corn.
OWING TO TUB UNEQUALLED CLIMATE AND THE FERTILITY OF THE SOIL AT SAN BENITO A CROP OF WINTER TRUCK MAY FOLLOW
THE SECOND BROOM CORN CROP ON THE SAME LAND, MAKING IN ALL THREE CROPS A YEAR.
San Benito is tho largest irrigation
proposition in Texas. The San Benito
tract of 40,000 acres lies nineteen miles
north of Brownsville, on tho Main Lino
of tho St. Louis, Brownsvlllo and
Moxico Railroad, in tho heart of tho
delta of the Rio Grande. No agricul
tural region in America is attracting
such wido attention.
The Snu Benito Irrigation Canal is
one of tho finest in tho United States.
It Is purely a gravity canal, taking
Its water supply from tho Rio Grando
Rlvor without tho aid of pumps. It is
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laterals or branch canals, ranging from
25 to 50 feet in width, have been con
structed. n'rl,eiSl,,n "e"1" Soil was mado by
tho silt doposits of tho Rio Grando in
ages past. It Is many feet In depth
and of inoxhaustlblo fertility. It is
generally friablo and easily worked:
varies from a black sandy silt to a
riuu uuuuuuuo loam.
The combination of noil, -water mul
climate nt San Benito makes It iio.s
Nlble to kpow n larger variety of nro
iliictN here than In any other section
of the United Stateis.
In addition to broom corn, sugar
cano, cotton, corn and alfalfa aro the
staplo products. Winter vegetables
and fruit and nuts grow to perfection
and all conditions horo iro moro
faVOrfthlft to tholr nrn(lim(lAn 1.. !..
any othor section of tho United States.
Ideal Location for a Winter Home
The climate of tho San Benito region is semi-arid. Mild summer
and winter. Not so warm in summer as cities as far north as St.
Louis and Chicago. No oppressive days. The winters are tho delight
of the northern visitor. Flowers and plants of all kinds grow in the
open all winter. No rainy season or foggy days. No prevalent diseases.
Most healthful region in America. Profit and pleasure go hand in hand.
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SAN BENITO BROOSI CORN FIELD IN JUNE
Sugar Cane yields from 30 to 50 tons
to tho acre and needs to be replanted
only onco in six years. Full twelve
months a year for tho crop to grow.
This region is second to none in tho
western hemisphere as a sugar cano
country. Planters are now making
from $50 to $100 per acre net on sugar
Cotton makes from threo-fourths to
one and one-half bales an aero and
may bo picked in tlmo to follow with
a crop of winter vegetables on tho
Corn yields two crops a year and
finds a ready market at from 75c to
$1.00 per bushel.
Alfalfa is very profitable. It is cut
from six to ton times a year and yields
from three-fourths to a ton and a half
to the acre each cutting.
vX!ntcr Vcectnblea -Cabbage, onions,
cauliflower, cucumbers, string beans,
tomatoes, egg plants, radishes, beets,
turnips, peas, celery, Irish and sweet
potatoes, peppers, pumpkins, wator-
inuiuuo, uuntaioupes and strawberries
yield abundantly and wc market them
ahead of any other Mcctlon of the
United StntcN. San Benito fnrmcra are
now making from $100 to $500 per
acre on these product.
Tenr olt coupon and uend for our
SEND COUPON FOR ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET
Snn Benito Land & Water Co., Box B, San Benito, Texnr
Gentlemen: Please send, without incurring any obligation to me,
your illustrated booklet containing full information of your irrigated
R'F'P Stt0 (No. 8)
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water or rail, mtorurbar I raifroad now build lnB"?02nUtJS
Main canal navigable. Fivo ship locks. uuuuin covering entire tract.
Land on terms which allow it to pay for Itsolf n m,i x. u
balance in one, two, three, four and five years at 'per cSnt
wl Viarf ft EoS? n th bGSt "urS?rpSSo.lUon in Texas
San Benito Land & Water Co.
Box B, San Benito, Texas, Alba Heywood, President
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