August 7, 1901
The fine rains of the past few weeks have caused the crops to put forth a much brighter view; and now the prospect is not near so gloomy as was threatened a month ago. While cotton is backward, yet in most localities the plant is thrifty and fruiting well, and with favorable seasons henceforth and a late fall, a good yield can be counted upon. The corn crop is very materially damaged, especially that planted early, but we think a half crop will be made in the parish and with plenty of potatoes, peas and hay supplemented by good pastures and forage crops, the average farmer will not have to look to the grain districts of the West for any great amount of corn. If our people could realize a fair price for their cotton, the situation that confronts the Union Parish farmer would be reasonably satisfactory after all.