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The North American Millers’ Association (NAMA) represents millers of wheat, corn, oats and rye in the US and Canada. Our members take the raw grain and, through grinding and crushing, create flour and other products that are used to make such favorite foods as bread, pasta, cookies, cakes, and snack foods.

Associate members provide products and/or services to the milling companies. These include milling machinery and systems, packaging materials, cargo transportation, vitamin and mineral additives, fumigants and other pesticides, financial services and seed wheat, corn and oats.

We represent the milling industry with the federal government and Congress. One of our primary goals is to ensure that our nation has a plentiful supply of top quality grains, produced in the most efficient, sustainable and safest way possible.

NAMA also plays a vital role in delivering nutrition to American consumers, as well as providing nutritious grain-based products to help feed those around the world. Foods made from the flour, meal and oats milled by NAMA members are important components of a healthy diet. Complex carbohydrates in grain-based foods provide essential fuel for the body while both whole and enriched grains are good sources of key nutrients, vitamins and fiber which can help prevent disease.

We’re proud to be the indispensable link between the raw grain and the healthy, good-for-you products that have sustained and enriched people’s lives for centuries.

History

The North American Millers’ Association (NAMA) was established in April 1998 as a result of the merger of the Millers’ National Federation (wheat flour millers, established 1902), the American Corn Millers’ Federation (corn dry millers, established 1918), and Protein Grain Products International. In 1999 the American Oat Association (oat millers, established 1988) merged with NAMA.

Mission Statement

NAMA enables its members to grow and prosper by providing leadership through education, information and advocacy to members, policy makers, customers and suppliers in the areas of regulation and legislation, trade, supply and consumption.

Purpose

To organize and promote a trade association for the general welfare, benefit, and common purposes of the dry grain milling and protein grain processing industry.

Goals

Support and promote efforts to increase the utilization and consumption of dry milled grain-based products.

Promote an adequate supply of optimum quality grains and the production of safe and wholesome grain products, in the most efficient, sustainable, and safest manner possible.

Be a proponent of free trade and supporter of food aid programs in all grain and grain-based products.

Ensure that the interests of its members are best represented in the formation and implementation of public policy affecting the industry.

Efficiently provide timely, relevant information to its members and key constituents.

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