The Caddo Herald
August 26, 1927
Wheat to be Sown by Caddo Farmers
Quite a number of the farmers of this community will sow winter wheat next month in hope of raising something of value. Some will plant barley and rye also as winter feed crops.
Thirty years ago a great deal of wheat was raised on Caddo prairies, but gradually less and less wheat was planted until but few crops were sown each year. The yield had become so small that it hardly paid for planting. Six or eight bushels per acre got to be the best. Most of this was spring wheat and did not have proper time to spread.
It is proposed now to sow winter wheat on clean cotton land so that the advantage of fall and winter pasture may be had. The pasture turned into milk, cream, and meat is worth more than the cost of planting. The grain harvested will be pure profit.
It is certain that something must be done, for the land near here is as rich as ever, but needs to be planted in some crop that can be raised. Cotton is out of the question. The weevils have eaten this crop bodily, and not much promise can be held out for a crop next year.
Corn and feed crops are good. So there will not be any starvation, but some cash is required to buy those things that are not raised, to pay taxes and interest.
Many people have lived from the proceeds of their chickens, turkeys, potatoes, and cream this year. There being no cotton to pick, many are going where work is to be had.
There is faint chance that the cotton may make something yet this year if the hot dry weather keeps up.