WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — Corn millers, seed producers, manufacturers and engineers gathered in mid-May at the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) in Peoria, Illinois, U.S., for the 53rd Annual Corn Dry Milling Conference, co-sponsored by the North American Millers’ Association (NAMA) and NCAUR.

The latest advances in the science of corn production technology, implications of the 2012 Farm Bill, sustainability - field to market, and demand and production were presented.

"Dry milled corn is in many hundreds of branded retail food products and creates tremendous value for the food industry,” Mary Waters, NAMA president said. "NAMA partners with the ARS research center to co-sponsor this conference because it provides information useful to the food industry."

“Our research interests and needs differ from other uses such as feed and energy. This conference highlights research impacting food production and our products,” Robert Harper, Hopkinsville Milling Company president and the Corn Dry Milling Conference Committee chairman said. “The conference is a good avenue for scientists to share the latest research developments.”

Presentations will be posted online at http://www.namamillers.org/2012_CDMC_Presentations.html.