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Sanders County, Montana


        Sanders County is located along the Montana/
    Idaho border in northwestern Montana. The
    county is mainly characterized by mountainous
    country, except for the area along the eastern
    boundary which is flat. A part of the Flathead
    Indian Reservation is located in this area.
    Portions of the Kootenai, Lolo, and Kaniksu
    National Forests make up the better part of
    Sanders County. A section of the Bitterroot
    Mountain range runs the length of the western
    boundary. Part of the Cabinet Mountains are
    contained within the boundaries in the north-
    western portion of the county. The Clark Fork
    River cuts through the center of the county.
    Found along the river in the northwestern leg
    of Sanders County are the Cabinet Gorge Dam
    and Reservoir, and the Noxon rapids, Dam and
    Reservoir.
Crops - 2008 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
*
*
1,100
*
*
1,100
*
*
21.0
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
*
*
23,000
*
*
53
Barley 800 300 57.0 Bu. 17,000 50
Oats * * * Bu. * *
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
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----
*
*
----
*
*
----
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

*
*
*
*  

*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Bu
Lbs
Lbs
Lbs
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
18,500
12,000
6,500
1.36
1.55
1.05
Tons
Tons
Tons
25,200
18,400
6,800
51
48
48
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 16,100
10,500
*
49
47
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2009 500 50
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2008 100 31
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)
508
341,913
673
1,767,756