Governor's Column: Celebrating Agriculture’s Leadership In Conservation
In South Dakota, agriculture is a tradition and a way of life. As our No. 1 industry, agriculture defines who we are as South Dakotans and the practices that we pass on from generation to generation.
Dietary Guidelines Should be Focused on Nutrition, not Sustainability
Every five years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) revise and update the national dietary guidelines. Since 1985, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a group of nutritionists, doctors and other experts, has submitted recommended changes to the Dietary Guidelines before HHS and USDA set the official guidelines. In February, the committee released its recommended revisions to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines.