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Chouteau County, Montana


        Chouteau County derives its name from a
    Frenchman by the name of Pierre Chouteau who
    was President of the American Fur Company
    headquartered at Fort Benton. The landscape in
    Chouteau County is characterized by gently
    rolling plain, divided into benches by the
    Missouri, Marias, and Teton Rivers. The
    Missouri River traverses the county from west
    to east, and the Marias and Teton Rivers join
    the Missouri near Loma. A northeastern portion
    of the county is occupied by the Bear Paw
    Mountains, while the Highwood Mountains and a
    section of the Lewis and Clark National Forest
    cover a small area in the south.
Crops - 2002 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
338,000
5,200
369,000
159,000
5,100
352,000
30
22
16
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
4,769,000
114,000
5,742,000
1
12
5
Barley 75,700 72,500 24 Bu. 1,722,000 7
Oats 2,100 1,100 38 Bu. 42,000 27
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
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Bu.
Tons
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Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Beans 1/ * * * Cwt. * *
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
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44,500
13,500
31,000
1.53
2.3
1.2
Tons
Tons
Tons
68,300
30,800
37,500
30
36
18
1/ Yield is in pounds, production is in hundredweight. *Either zero or insufficient data for publication.
Livestock Reference Date Number of Head Rank
All Cattle & Calves
    Beef Cows & Heifers 2/
    Milk Cows & Heifers 2/
January 1, 2003 35,000
22,100
*
31
32
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2003 900 42
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2002 * *
2/ That have calved. * Insufficient data for publication
Census of Agriculture - 2002 -
Number of Farms
Land in Farms (Acres)
Average Farm Size (Acres)
Total Land Area (Acres)
787
2,301,376
2,924
2,542,874