JEFFERSON CITY — Representatives with Gov. Mike Parson's office said Monday the governor would announce on Tuesday an agricultural company's St. Louis-area expansion.

The expansion, his office said, "will bring a significant number of new, high-paying jobs to the St. Louis area."

"The announcement comes after Governor Parson's first European trade mission, where he traveled internationally to highlight Missouri as an ideal location for business," a press release said.

While overseas, Parson met with Bayer AG CEO Werner Baumann. Bayer acquired agricultural giant Monsanto, based in Creve Coeur, in 2018.

A Bayer spokesman declined to comment on a possible St. Louis-area expansion.

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