The Caddo Herald
February 27, 1921
To Try Broom Corn as Money Farm Crop
Mr. Ward and Mr. Callahan were in Caddo Monday and announced that they would be back here Saturday, March 7th at Kenefick from 9 until 1:30 and at Caddo from 2 until 5 to make contracts for buying whatever broom corn raised in this section.
Mr. Odil raised it here for 30 years, but the trouble is it has to have a ready market. These men represent factories and are contracting to pay $90 a ton for the corn at harvest time, regardless of what the market may be.
Broom corn is planted about the time cotton is planted and is ready to harvest in 90 to 100 days so there is not much time waiting from seed time to harvest.
This part of the country certainly needs some other crop besides cotton and oats for a money crop. So The Herald cannot but see that broom corn might be that crop. It costs about 30c to seed an acre, so the other cost is labor and even though the crop might not turn out to be a third of a ton to the acre, still there is not much expense put into it.
If anybody is interested they can see one of these men at Mr. Pace’s store Saturday, March 7th.