Panama-Pacific Section

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...along the lines above outlined. ' In most instances with which the writer is familiar, the operating returns have been so much greater than was anticipated that it has been deemed inadvisable to market any of the property in small tracts at current prices. A fair example of the advantage of intensive farming on a large scale has come to the observation of the writer in the case of a company holding a tract of nearly seventy thousand acres in the San Joaquin Valley in California. Interesting comparisons are available between its operations and those of the adjoining farmers of small tracts. This company has ample financial backing and owns one of the old holdings of the state, to which it has added from time to time as occasion demanded. From grain farming the company has progressed, step by step, through various phases of operating as experience and conditions have dictated changes. It was one of the first to develop a large irrigation system, yet for years did little farming on its own account, depending entirely upon thesubdivision and sale of its property in small parcels for its revenue, disposing of several thousand acres in this manner. Later it did small development in the line of producing alfalfa, gradually working into the business on a larger scale. The company now has nearly three thousand acres in a single tract of alfalfa and intends to increase this to ten thousand acres. A direct comparison of the methods and results obtained by the colonists on the one hand and the company on the other are available. The company has taken units of three thousand acres and first platted these lands in twenty acre tracts, then surveyed an irrigation system and a drainage system in such a manner as to make each unit a block more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123699034X
  • 9781236990341