Lee County – Doug Collins, Lee County Extension Coordinator, says the peanut crop in Lee County looks good this year. Farmers planted approximately 12,000 acres of peanuts and Collins estimates production at 16,800 tons. This year farmers in the north end of the county have been faced with drought while all farmers have had trouble with pigweed control. Farmers in Lee County also grow cotton, corn, wheat and pecans. Collins met the Georgia Peanut Tour group at McCleskey Mills, a shelling plant in Smithville, Ga. Learn more about Lee County online at this web site.