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Lake County, Montana


        Lake County is located in the northwestern
    section of Montana. The upper portion of the
    county is occupied by beautiful Flathead Lake.
    The lake is about thirty miles long, and from
    five to ten miles wide with a rugged, wooded
    shoreline. Outside of the Great Lake System,
    Flathead Lake is one of the largest inland
    lakes in the United States and is famous for
    the abundant cherry crop grown along its shore.
    The rest of Lake County is comprised almost
    entirely of the Flathead Indian Reservation.
    The Flathead is the main valley and it lies
    between the Mission Mountains on the east and
    the Little Bitterroot Mountains in the west.
    The outlet of Flathead Lake, the Flathead
    River, traverses the center of the county and
    runs along the southwestern border of Lake and
    Sanders Counties.
Crops - 2012 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
4,800
*
11,700
4,500
*
11,600
31.6
*
71.2
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
142,000
*
826,000
41
*
22
Barley 2,500 1,600 63.1 Bu. 101,000 37
Oats 800 400 52.5 Bu. 21,000 15
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
1,800
----
----
----
1,200
*
----
117.5
*
----
Bu.
Tons
----
141,000
*
----
13
*
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
----
----
----
35,000
28,000
7,000
2.53
2.65
2.05
Tons
Tons
Tons
88,500
74,000
14,500
19
17
30
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 45,000
27,500
1,000
28
26
3
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2013 1,100 39
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)
1,280
637,306
498
953,782