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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 - 2012 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
430,500
4,300
116,400
422,500
4,300
115,400
43.6
35.6
34.3
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
18,420,000
153,000
3,955,000
1
9
10
Barley 58,000 53,000 35.8 Bu. 1,900,000 5
Oats * * * Bu. * *
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
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*
*
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*
*
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Bu.
Tons
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*
*
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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
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
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38,000
19,000
19,000
1.55
1.65
1.45
Tons
Tons
Tons
59,000
31,000
28,000
28
36
13
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, 2013 48,000
28,500
300
26
23
14
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2013 600 44
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2012 * *
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)
849
2,277,842
2,683
2,542,855