Just like all Iowans, I was proud to hear that fellow Iowan and former Governor Tom VilsackThomas James VilsackUSDA: Farm-to-school programs help schools serve healthier meals OVERNIGHT MONEY: House poised to pass debt-ceiling bill MORE will be nominated to become the next Secretary of Agriculture. It has been a honor for me to serve on the President’s cabinet and I know Tom will do a fine job continuing to represent Iowans as he begins his service to the nation. I congratulate him and send him best wishes for success.

Editor's note: Nussle formerly represented Iowa's first congressional district as a Republican.