Senator Blunt: MO ag positioned to be world leader

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says Missouri’s agriculture economy is positioned to thrive moving forward. While addressing the Missouri House of Representatives Wednesday, Blunt said the new infrastructure bill – and the recent transition of USDA employees to Missouri – has set the state up to be a leader in ag research and commerce.

“Between those jobs in Kansas City, and the Danforth Plant Science Center, and Bayer and the University of Missouri, there are more plant scientists in Missouri than anywhere else in the world,” he said. “And we need to figure out how we take advantage of that.”

Blunt said now is the time for Missouri agriculture to grow.

“We’ve got this great opportunity of world food demand doubling between now and 2060,” Blunt said. “And we’ve got the network – the rail, river and road network – to get those products all over the world.”

The U.S. Senator urged the state representatives to provide support and structure within the legislature to accelerate economic growth. 

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