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CBOT Trends-Wheat down 5-8 cents; corn, soybeans steady-2 cents higher

CHICAGO, Sept 22 (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 5 to 8 cents per bushel

* Wheat easing from 2-1/2-month high as strong dollar, concerns about weakening economy raise concerns about export demand for U.S. supplies.

* Ongoing worries about supply disruptions stemming from Russia's invasion of Ukraine to limit the declines, traders said.

* The U.S. Agriculture Department said wheat export sales in the week ended Sept. 15 totaled 185,200 tonnes. Analysts had been expecting the weekly total in a range between 200,000 and 500,000 tonnes.

* Separately, private exporters reported the sale of 105,000 tonnes of corn to Mexico and 101,600 tonnes of corn to unknown destinations for delivery in the 2022/23 marketing year.

* The benchmark CBOT December soft red winter wheat futures contract faced resistance near its 200-day moving average during the overnight trading session. The contract failed to hold support above that key technical point a day earlier.

* CBOT December soft red winter wheat futures last traded 7-3/4 cents lower at $8.96 a bushel. K.C. December hard red winter wheat lost 5 cents to $9.62 a bushel and MGEX December spring wheat was down 1-1/4 cents at $9.63 a bushel.

CORN - Steady to up 2 cents per bushel

* Choppy trade expected. Bearish export news pressuring the market but concerns about harvest shortfalls in U.S. Midwest underpinning prices.

* USDA said corn export sales totaled 182,400 tonnes, well below trade forecasts that ranged from 400,000 to 850,000 tonnes.

* CBOT December corn, the most-actively traded contract, rose above its 10-day moving average overnight.

* CBOT December corn futures were last up 1/2 cent at $6.86 per bushel.

SOYBEANS - Steady to up 2 cents per bushel

* Soybeans edging higher on technical buying. Gains limited by poor export report.

* CBOT November soybeans rose above their 10-day moving average overnight. The contract found technical support at its 100-day moving average.

* Weekly soybean export sales totaled 446,400 tonnes, below the low end of trade forecasts that ranged from 500,000 to 1 million tonnes.

* CBOT November soybeans last traded 2 cents higher at $14.63-1/4 a bushel. (Reporting by Mark Weinraub; Editing by Mark Porter)

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