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Las Vegas, Nevada, where farming pays : the artesian belt of semi-tropic Nevada
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- 19 — and matured after cereal crops have been removed from the land. This is also true of Indian corn. A variety of dwarf milo, developed at the Logan Experiment Station, is proving of great value as a grain crop. Early POTATOES do well and are unsurpassed in quality. A yield of 200 bushels per acre was secured at the Experiment Farm on new land. GARDEN VEGETABLES of all kinds come early and stay late, and an experienced truckman has something to sell every week in the year. Asparagus from Clark County is shipped by express as far as Chicago and New York, and is beyond question, in flavor, quality and yield, the best grown in the United States. A three-acre truck garden, belonging to Geo. Crouse, within the city limits of Las Vegas, nets over $1,000 per acre annually. Las Vegas CANTALOUPES are prize-win-ners. A little later than the Imperial Valley cantaloupes, they are admittedly superior in quality. Earlier than the Rockyfords, they command a good market. Watermelons, cas-sabas and cucumbers are correspondingly productive and profitable. Wm. Laubenheimer sold over $900 worth of cantaloupes from one acre of ground in the Summer of 1912. SWEET POTATOES produce ten to fifteen tons to the acre, and are rich in flavor. In size, shape and general appearance they classify as "extra fancy" and command a premium market. GRAPES are probably the most conspicuously successful product of the Las Vegas Valley Early Muscats have ripened here the last week in June. They are found, when analyzed, to contain an appreciably greater sugar content than the products of the best

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