Sugarcane was first introduced to the region in the early 1800's. By 1913 there were five major mills in operation .However, adverse economic and political conditions after Would War I caused the last mill to close in 1921.In the early 1960's agricultural leaders ,in cooperation with the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Weslaco and the U.Department of Agriculture began to study the possibilities of study of again producing sugar cane in South Texas. Years of reteach and detailed, independent feasibility study confirmed a high conical potential for a new sugar cane industry.

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