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Pondera County, Montana


        Pondera County was established in April 1919
    from land in north central Montana. It's western
    border is marked by the Continental Divide of
    the Rocky Mountains, and a section of the Lewis
    and Clark National Forest makes up the western
    corner of the county. Although smaller in size
    than many of the counties, Pondera County is
    big on crop production.
Crops - 2008 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
129,700
10,900
56,000
120,000
10,800
56,000
43.0
44.5
38.0
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
5,186,000
479,000
2,116,000
6
5
13
Barley 86,000 84,000 64.0 Bu. 5,352,000 1
Oats 500 300 63.0 Bu. 19,000 30
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
----
----
----
*
*
----
*
*
----
Bu.
Tons
----
*
*
----
*
*
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Peas
   Lentils
   Austrian Winter Peas
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Cwt
Cwt
Cwt
*
*
*
*
*
*
Dry Beans 1/
   Pinto Beans
* * * Cwt.
Cwt
* *
Flaxseed
Canola
Mustard Seed
Safflower

*
2,800
*
*  

*
2,800
*
*
*
2,190
*
*
Bu
Lbs
Lbs
Lbs
*
6,143,000
*
*
*
1
*
*
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
42,000
30,000
12,000
2.15
2.30
1.75
Tons
Tons
Tons
90,100
69,000
21,100
17
17
18
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, 2009 31,500
18,800
900
37
36
5
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2009 7,200 8
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2008 24,000 1
2/ That have calved. * Insufficient data for publication
Census of Agriculture - 2007 -
Number of Farms
Land in Farms (Acres)
Average Farm Size (Acres)
Total Land Area (Acres)
542
944,486
1,743
1,039,855