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Cascade County, Montana


        Cascade County was established in December
    1887 and lies in central Montana. The county
    is criss-crossed by numerous rivers and
    streams. The Missouri River enters along the
    western border and flows northeasterly through
    the county, while the Smith River enters along
    the northwestern border and joins the Missouri
    near Great Falls. The terrain is characterized
    by rolling plains and river valley, except for
    the extreme southeastern corner that is
    mountainous and timbered. A section of the
    Lewis and Clark National Forest is nestled
    there, and the Little Belt Mountains lie along
    the southern border. Great Falls is the county seat.
Crops - 2003 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
111,000
*
29,000
105,000
*
21,300
39
*
15
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
4,047,000
*
329,000
5
*
31
Barley 48,000 33,000 40 Bu. 1,326,000 7
Oats 1,300 300 60 Bu. 18,000 38
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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65,000
53,000
12,000
1.27
1.3
1.0
Tons
Tons
Tons
82,300
70,500
11,800
26
17
40
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, 2004 68,000
44,000
700
10
9
6
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2004 9,800 8
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2003 15,300 4
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)
1,037
1,388,530
1,339
1,726,658