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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 - 2008 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
15,400
*
7,200
14,200
*
7,100
35.5
*
27.0
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
507,000
*
190,000
30
*
40
Barley 4,400 1,200 41.0 Bu. 49,000 46
Oats 700 600 42.0 Bu. 25,000 25
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
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Bu.
Tons
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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

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Bu
Lbs
Lbs
Lbs
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All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
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86,000
65,000
21,000
1.54
1.65
1.25
Tons
Tons
Tons
132,300
106,000
26,300
8
6
11
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 85,000
45,000
*
6
8
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2009 13,700 4
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2008 * *
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)
319
1,620,068
5,079
2,110,195