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Richland County, Montana


        Richland County occupies acres of prairie
    along the Montana/North Dakota border in
    northeastern Montana. The entire northern
    boundary of the county is defined by a section
    of the Missouri River, while the Yellowstone
    River cuts across the southeastern corner.
    Richland County was established in May 1914,
    and claims Sidney as the county seat.
Crops - 2003 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
8,600
23,900
126,000
7,900
23,700
124,000
26
27
28
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
209,000
630,000
3,479,000
33
4
7
Barley 26,000 21,300 53 Bu. 1,127,000 8
Oats 12,000 4,100 49 Bu. 200,000 1
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
8,100
----
----
----
2,400
5,500
----
120
22
----
Bu.
Tons
----
289,000
121,400
----
1
3
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets 16,780 16,740 24.5 Tons 410,100 1
Dry Beans 1/ * * * Cwt. * *
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
58,500
27,000
31,500
1.83
2.3
1.4
Tons
Tons
Tons
106,800
62,000
44,800
17
24
5
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 59,000
30,300
*
14
19
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2004 7,000 13
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)
587
1,201,436
2,047
1,333,818