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Powder River County, Montana


        Powder River County is situated in the
    extreme southeastern part of Montana, with the
    county's southern boundary making up part of
    the Montana/Wyoming border. The northern and
    eastern districts of the county are largely
    composed of rolling prairie. The Powder and
    Little Powder Rivers traverse the eastern half
    of the county from north to south. A good
    portion of the western half of the county is
    occupied by a section of the Custer National
    Forest.
Crops - 2003 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
15,300
*
7,800
12,300
*
6,600
31
*
16
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
378,000
*
108,000
25
*
39
Barley 6,500 4,000 38 Bu. 151,000 34
Oats 2,600 1,700 29 Bu. 49,000 14
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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56,000
44,000
12,000
1.52
1.6
1.3
Tons
Tons
Tons
85,200
69,500
15,700
24
19
34
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 62,000
41,000
*
12
11
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2004 11,500 6
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)
301
1,521,618
5,055
2,110,194