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Flathead County, Montana


        Flathead County was established in February
    1893 and lies in the extreme northwestern portion
    of Montana. Major portions of the Flathead
    National Forest lie within its boundaries. The
    northeastern corner of Flathead County is
    occupied by 577 majestic square miles of
    Glacier National Park. Several of Montana's
    beautiful lakes also lie within the county's
    boundaries. The northern half of Flathead
    Lake, famous for the cherry orchards that line
    its shore, is one of those lakes. Timber is
    the county's biggest natural resource.
Crops - 2002 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
1,100
*
18,600
1,100
*
18,200
74
*
54
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
81,000
*
978,000
29
*
19
Barley 8,900 8,700 66 Bu. 571,000 18
Oats 900 800 84 Bu. 67,000 14
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
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Bu.
Tons
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Potatoes 630 620 250 Cwt. 155,000 5
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Beans 1/ * * * Cwt. * *
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
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31,000
23,000
8,000
2.74
3.0
1.9
Tons
Tons
Tons
84,800
69,800
15,000
23
17
41
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 15,000
6,100
900
48
53
5
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2003 500 49
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2002 1,500 19
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)
1,075
234,861
218
3,262,936