In South Carolina, wheat plantings were projected down at 160,000 acres from 205,000 acres last year. Average yield is expected to be 51 bushels per acre, down three bushels per acre from 2008, and production is projected at 8.16 million bushels, down from 11 million bushels last year.

In Georgia, plantings were projected down from 400,000 acres last year at 240,000 acres; yield down from 56 bushels per acre to 50 bushels per acre, and production down from 22.4 million bushels to 12 million bushels.

In Kentucky, plantings were projected down from 460,000 to 400,000 acres; yield up from 71 to 72 bushels per acre, and production down from 32.6 million to 28.8 million bushels.

In Tennessee, plantings were projected down from 520,000 to 300,000 acres; yield up from 63 to 64 bushels per acre, and production down from 32.7 million bushels to 19.2 million bushels.

In Maryland, plantings were projected to hold at 180,000 acres; yield down from 73 to 67 bushels per acre, and production down from 13.1 million bushels to 12 million bushels.