Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Oct 5, 2015 05:41 PM CDT

Dietary guidelines are going to draw a lot of interest this week as the House Agriculture Committee holds a hearing Wednesday on the decisions made by the advisory committee that drafted proposed changes.

Both Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell are expected to testify at the 9 a.m. ET hearing.

Leading up to the hearing, House Ag Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, wrote and op-ed declaring the importance that the guidelines come out "based on sound, consistent, irrefutable science."

(That would be a nice change for Congress to focus on the best nutritional science considering at ...

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