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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 - 2003 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
395,000
4,900
148,000
384,000
4,800
133,000
42
21
13
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
15,958,000
100,000
1,746,000
1
12
13
Barley 60,000 42,000 23 Bu. 983,000 10
Oats * * * Bu. * *
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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37,000
21,500
15,500
1.55
1.9
1.1
Tons
Tons
Tons
57,400
40,000
17,400
34
32
29
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 34,000
21,800
*
33
33
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2004 1,200 41
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2003 * *
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