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CBOT Trends-Soy down 12-13 cents, wheat down 11-12 cents, corn down 4-5 cents

CHICAGO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Following are U.S. trade expectations for the resumption of grain and soy complex trading at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) at 8:30 a.m. CDT (1330 GMT) on Thursday.

WHEAT - Down 11 to 12 cents per bushel

* Wheat steps back overnight for the fourth session, weighed down by the broader grains complex as harvest pressure in the U.S. pulls futures lower.

* The most-active wheat contract found resistance at its 100-day moving average.

* U.S. exporters sold 229,400 tonnes of wheat for the week ended Sept. 29, down from the 279,800 tonnes sold the week prior, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, near the low end of estimates in a Reuters poll of analysts.

* Ukraine's winter grain sowing area for the 2023 harvest will unlikely to exceed 2 million hectares and the harvest could fall by at least 50%, the head of a large Ukrainian agriculture company was quoted as saying.

* Russia's southern breadbasket is facing low soil moisture that poses risks for its 2023 grain crop, an agriculture ministry official, said. Russian farmers have accelerated winter wheat sowing after recent rain eased dry soil conditions in some regions last week, though sowing is still delayed compared with a year ago.

* CBOT December soft red winter wheat last fell 12 cents to $8.90 a bushel. K.C. December hard red winter wheat lost 11 cents to $9.79-1/4 a bushel, and MGEX December spring wheat dipped 4-1/4 cents to $9.77-1/4 a bushel.

CORN - Down 4 to 5 cents per bushel

* Corn inches down overnight after four sessions higher, pressured by the ongoing harvest in the U.S. and barriers to export caused by low water levels on the U.S. river system that's impeding grain shipments to the U.S. Gulf.

* U.S. exporters sold 227,000 tonnes of corn for the week ended Sept. 29, down from the 512,000 tonnes sold the week prior, the USDA said, below analyst estimates.

* Brazil's 2022/2023 total corn crop could reach 126.941 million tonnes, up 12.5% from 112.805 million tonnes in the previous cycle, the agricultural agency CONAB said.

* Brazilian farmers are expected to plant 14.6% more first-crop corn and 12.4% more second-crop corn in 2022/2023, CONAB said.

* France's drought-affected maize crop will produce about 10 million tonnes, growers group AGPM said, joining other observers in predicting the worst harvest in decades.

* CBOT December corn futures last eased 4-3/4 cents to $6.79-1/4 per bushel.

SOYBEANS - Down 12 to 13 cents a bushel

* Soybeans fall overnight continuing the previous sessions decline as harvest pressure mixes with low river levels that are stifling export markets as interior supplies struggle to make it to the U.S. Gulf.

* U.S. exporters sold 777,100 tonnes of soybeans for the week ended Sept. 29, down from the 1.003 million tonnes sold the week prior, the USDA said, but within a range of analyst estimates.

* Brazil's 2022/2023 soybean crop could reach 152.352 million tonnes, up 21.3% from 125.550 million tonnes produced in the previous cycle, CONAB said.

* Brazil's 2022/2023 soybean area is expected to grow 3.4% to 42.892 million hectares, CONAB said.

* CBOT November soybeans last traded down 13 cents at $13.56-3/4 a bushel. (Reporting by Christopher Walljasper in Chicago; editing by David Evans)

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