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U.S. Gains Lift Birdseed Values

PANAMA - Apr 23/21 - SNS -- Birdseed ingredient markets continued to advance during the past week, led by solid gains in prices for white proso millet and oil type sunflower seed.

White proso millet seed markets moved to a premium to canaryseed at the end of January, with the spread between the two markets continuing to widen.

Historically, canaryseed trades at a premium to millet. Since 1999, the season average price for millet was only higher than canaryseed during the 2012-13 marketing year.

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