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CBOT Trends-Wheat up 15-20 cents, soybeans up 14-16 cents, corn up 7-8 cents

CHICAGO, Sept 27 (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 Tuesday.

WHEAT - Up 15 to 20 cents per bushel

* Short-covering expected in wheat as U.S. dollar index falls from 20-year high.

* Benchmark Chicago Board of Trade December soft red winter wheat futures broke through technical resistance at their 10-day moving average during the overnight trading session.

* CBOT December soft red winter wheat last traded 19-1/2 cents firmer at $8.77-1/2 a bushel. K.C. December hard red winter wheat rose 18-1/2 cents to $9.48 a bushel, and MGEX December spring wheat gained 17 cents to $9.48-1/4 a bushel.

CORN - Up 7 to 8 cents per bushel

* Corn supported by slower-than-average harvest and concerns about maturity of crop in eastern U.S. Midwest.

* The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Monday afternoon the corn harvest was 12% complete as of Sept. 25. That was 2 percentage points slower than the five-year average. Analysts had been expecting the report to show the harvest 13% complete.

* CBOT December corn futures were last up 8 cents at $6.74-1/4 per bushel.

SOYBEANS - Up 14 to 16 cents a bushel

* Round of bargain buying expected to push soybeans higher after four straight days of declines sent the most active soybean futures contract to a two-week low. Gains in the crude oil market also supportive.

* Benchmark CBOT November soybeans climbed above their 50-day moving average overnight. Resistance was noted at the contract's 200-day moving average.

* CBOT November soybeans last traded 15-3/4 cents higher at $14.27 a bushel. (Reporting by Mark Weinraub; Editing by Jan Harvey)

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