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Hill County, Montana


        Hill County is located along the Montana/
    Canadian border midway between the east and
    west borders of the state. The county is traversed
    by the Milk River which empties into the Fresno
    Reservoir at the Fresno Dam near the county's
    center. At the tip of the Fresno Reservoir,
    the Milk River turns north, continues through
    Hill County and on into Canada. A major
    portion of the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation
    is located in the southeastern corner of the
    county. A portion of the Bear Paw Mountains
    occupies the southeastern corner as well.
Crops - 2003 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
247,000
2,300
205,000
246,000
2,200
201,000
38
16
20
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
9,275,000
35,000
4,046,000
2
18
4
Barley 28,000 24,000 30 Bu. 727,000 13
Oats 2,200 700 37 Bu. 26,000 29
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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13,500
7,500
6,000
1.23
1.4
1.0
Tons
Tons
Tons
16,600
10,600
6,000
54
53
50
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 22,500
16,000
*
41
38
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2004 1,000 44
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2003 8,000 8
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)
836
1,808,835
2,164
1,853,671