Governor Matt Blunt reiterates the state’s economic commitment to the plant sciences. Plant science is described by Governor Blunt as an important part of bioscience industry development in Missouri. He says plant science research being pioneered in Missouri is benefitting agriculture in this state and throughout the country. Blunt says that while plant science increases yields for farmers, it also leads to better crop protection and even health advances. Blunt says Missouri wants to capitalize on the industry’s potential and aggresively recruit new life sciences companies to the state.