When leading US hemp genetics competitors join forces, farmers win.
Davis Farms and The Hemp Mine join forces to raise the standard of quality on compliant hemp flower.
Bend, Oregon, May 21, 2021 –Davis Farms and The Hemp Mine of Fair Play, SC are creating a paradigm shift in hemp genetics for farmers. Both Davis Farms and The Hemp Mine are leading genetics providers for hemp farmers across the United States. Instead of competing to produce quality genetics, they are joining forces to select and produce the best hemp flower in the nation. Farmers will benefit from a combined hemp powerhouse of knowledge in breeding, trialing, growing, and production.
“Our hope is to set a precedence in the industry for collaboration versus unhealthy competition. The Hemp Mine and Davis Hemp Farms intend to stay in this industry for the long-term, and we see no better way to do this and grow than by joining forces and combining the skills of each other for the benefit of the farmer,” said Allison Justice, PhD., Founder & CEO of The Hemp Mine. “For THM, incorporating DHF into our genetics lineup is a crucial piece for having a well-rounded vegetative offering. DHF has the reputation and data to back up the ability to produce plants that produce quality smokable flower on a full term, trimmed flower. Not many can stand behind this too often used claim.”
The Hemp Mine is known for providing its data driven, regionally validated and proven genetic portfolio of hemp clones. Davis Farms has developed a similar reputation for providing high quality, total THC compliant feminized seed to farmers. The goal of their collaboration is to discover the best examples of select varieties from the Davis Farms Mariposa line of genetics through field pheno-hunting.
The Hemp Mine and Davis Farms, with the support and sponsorship of Kaycha Labs/Result Group, will be large-scale field testing seeds from the Davis Farms patented varieties, ‘Painted Lady’ and ‘Eighty Eight’. The trial field will be located at The Hemp Mine’s SC farm where their annual Field Day event is held. This is important for farmers because they will be able to see plant performance firsthand at the Field Day event the first week of September. These plants will go through comprehensive analytics for both cannabinoids and terpenes. Clones and unrooted cuttings of the winning selections from both varieties will be available to farmers through The Hemp Mine and their strong vegetative supply chain.
“Our varieties have set the industry bar for compliant CBD hemp with an average ratio of 30:1 in our feminized seed lines. With that being said, we have discovered single plant examples through our University & independent trials containing ratios as high as 77:1 CBD to THC,” stated Jeremy Klettke, Founder & CEO of Davis Farms. “Our goal with this collab is to identify, preserve, and offer the best of these plants to hemp farmers around the nation through The Hemp Mine in the vegetative form. A part of our company ethos is to support the development of the industry through any cooperative or collaborative means possible, and I believe this season’s collab will bring about some very special offerings.” Mr. Klettke went on to say, “We recognize the ground that can be gained by working with responsible and proven companies like The Hemp Mine. I see this as a win for the farmers whose success going forward depends a lot on procuring stable & compliant genetics.”
About Davis Farms
Davis Farms is nestled up to the back side of the Cascade mountains in the heart of Central Oregon. Davis Farms Founder & CEO Jeremy Klettke has spent decades studying the cutting-edge science around the endogenous cannabinoid system and how it is impacted by the entourage of compounds contained within the cannabis plant. Jeremy's recent focus has been the research and development of cannabis chemotypes specifically for CBD production, and most specifically on the development of varieties containing a less than 0.3% Total THC. These varieties allow a farmer to take their crop to full maturity, full yield potential, and full compound expression without the fear of exceeding the THC threshold. Davis Farms recognized the need for the development of stable Type III hemp plants as early as 2014. Due to the lack of quality foundation breeding stock for this purpose, Davis Farms made it their mission to seek out and preserve the American feral lineages. The result of this work is the Mariposa line of 12 compliant CBD rich hemp varieties. These varieties are truly unicorns among hemp, having CBD to THC ratios that average 30:1 and Total THC contents below the federal threshold of 0.3% at maturity. The terpene profiles of these varieties are also of connoisseur quality making them well suited to the smokable flower markets. www.davishempfarms.com
About The Hemp Mine, LLC
The Hemp Mine is a vertically integrated family owned and operated hemp company headquartered in South Carolina. The Hemp Mine manages 60 acres of field production, a critical CO2 extraction and THC remediation facility, and a head office combined with a 10,000 ft2 manufacturing facility. Not only does The Hemp Mine plant, cultivate, harvest, dry, extract and manufacture hemp products with sales in over 2,000 retail stores and online but they also have nationwide genetic distribution. The Hemp Mine breeds and regionally trials indoor and outdoor at scale to offer validated hemp genetics to the hemp market. The genetics offered are clones in the form of stage III tissue culture, unrooted cuttings, and rooted cuttings (liners). These are made available to the hemp market through greenhouse production partners across the country. The Hemp Mine comes with decades of commercial horticultural expertise and prides themselves on delivering a science based and data driven perspective to the hemp industry. This industry is composed of multiple different micro-markets throughout the supply chain which are all in dire need of product quality validation, streamlined SOPs (standard operating procedures) and a clear and accurate understanding throughout. The Hemp Mine is constantly challenging the industry status quo from a breeder, farmer, and consumer perspective. www.thehempmine.com