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CBOT Trends-Wheat down 4-8 cents, soybeans down 8-12, corn steady-up 3 cents

CHICAGO, Aug 25 (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.

NOTE: Weekly U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) export sales data, normally issued early on Thursday, was not released.

WHEAT - Down 4 to 8 cents per bushel

* Wheat futures lower in a technical selling and profit-taking setback following four sessions of gains.

* CBOT September soft red winter wheat futures last traded 6-1/2 cents lower at $7.88-1/2 a bushel. K.C. September hard red winter wheat was last down 3-3/4 cents at $8.92-1/2 a bushel, and MGEX September spring wheat was last 1/2 cent lower at $9.07-1/4 a bushel.

CORN - Steady to up 3 cents per bushel

* Corn firm as findings from a large U.S. Midwest crop tour fueled concerns about weather-reduced yields.

* Scouts on an annual tour of top U.S. production states found lower corn yield prospects in western Iowa.

* CBOT December corn futures were up 1-1/2 cents at $6.58-3/4 per bushel.

SOYBEANS - Down 8 to 12 cents per bushel

* Soybeans ease on profit-taking after hitting a one-month high in the previous session. Concerns about a smaller U.S. harvest due to a western Midwest drought limiting declines.

* CBOT November soybeans were last down 11-1/2 cents at $14.45-1/2 a bushel. (Reporting by Karl Plume; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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