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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 - 2006 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
402,000
2,800
105,000
401,000
2,800
102,000
54.0
34.0
25.0
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
21,667,000
96,000
2,550,000
1
8
11
Barley 32,500 30,500 34.0 Bu. 1,025,000 9
Oats 700 300 47.0 Bu. 14,000 31
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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35,000
23,000
12,000
1.54
1.60
1.40
Tons
Tons
Tons
53,800
36,800
17,000
32
32
22
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, 2007 40,000
22,000
*
29
31
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2007 600 44
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2006 * *
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
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