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Lewis & Clark County, Montana


        The area now known as Lewis & Clark
    County, located in west central Montana, attracted
    its first settlers with its rich placer gold deposits.
    The Sun River comprises the northern boundary
    of the county, and a chain of bodies of water,
    including a portion of the Missouri River, Holter
    Lake, Lake Helena, Hauser Lake, and part of
    Canyon Ferry Lake traverse the eastern section
    of the county from north to south. Nearly half
    the county is blanketed by portions of the
    Helena and Flathead National Forests. The
    Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains
    runs down the center of Lewis and Clark County.
Crops - 2002 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
*
*
7,800
*
*
7,600
*
*
42
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
*
*
322,000
*
*
27
Barley 11,300 10,500 52 Bu. 548,000 19
Oats * * * Bu. * *
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
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*
*
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*
*
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Bu.
Tons
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*
*
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*
*
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Beans 1/ * * * Cwt. * *
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
36,500
27,500
9,000
2.75
3.0
2.0
Tons
Tons
Tons
100,400
82,800
17,600
17
11
35
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 41,000
25,000
*
27
28
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2003 3,900 27
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)
635
841,826
1,326
2,215,014