New West Genetics Press Release

New West Genetics leads Kentucky trials

By |2019-04-30T21:21:04-06:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: news, press release|

New West Genetics leads Kentucky trials, rolls out production of high CBD, stable low THC hemp seed variety. Today, New West Genetics announced that its proprietary hemp varieties, NWG-ELITE and NWG-RELY, placed in the top of trials conducted last summer at the University of Kentucky (see The dual-purpose trial included seven other varieties from various suppliers in Canada and Europe.  NWG-RELY, which was optimized for growing in the Southeastern US, won first place in both grain and straw yield, and NWG-ELITE, which is adapted for growing conditions in the Mountain West and Great Plains, won third place. New West Genetics’ Director of Breeding, Dr. Richard Fletcher comments, “Our commitment to breeding hemp varieties containing high value cannabinoid traits and high yielding agronomic traits is paying off.  These traits bring increased value to farmers and hemp product makers, which in turn establishes a solid foundation for the emerging industry.” New West Genetics has used its deep understanding of the hemp genome and conventional breeding to create several varieties for rapidly growing markets of hemp pharmaceuticals, edibles, cosmetics, and feed.  The Company, which launched its breeding effort in 2014, has been intently focused on cannabinoid content and the broad terpene spectrum, and has protected its products with US and international patent filings.  New West Genetics has used GMO-free methods to create varieties with enhanced CBD and CBG, and a true THC zero trait, all the way through harvest and drying, trademarked as THCØ™.  The Company will grow its first high CBD / [...]

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New West Genetics announces $10,000 donation to Hemp Feed Coalition

By |2019-04-30T21:35:14-06:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: press release|

New West Genetics announces $10,000 donation to the Hemp Feed Coalition to gain FDA-CVM approval by the end of the year and challenges other industry leaders to show their “hemp love” by matching donations! With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill and legalization of hemp across the United States; the recognition of hemp as food for animals and humans by the FDA is necessary to keep farmers growing and ensure that the market for hemp pet and animal products can continue to flourish. Surprisingly, hemp is not a recognized feed additive for animals leaving it in a strange grey area of illegality even as the Pet industry expects hemp and CBD products to be a billion-dollar industry by 2022. The Hemp Feed Coalition was formed in 2018 to bring clarity to the status of hemp in animal feed. The Coalition is a multilateral effort involving businesses, regulators and nonprofit organizations from across the United States and Canada working together to get hemp approved as animal feed by the FDA-CVM. In 2018 Friends of Hemp a 501(c)3 and the Colorado Chapter of the Hemp Industries Association formed the coalition. “The HFC is the first concerted effort to engage multiple stakeholders, not just those of us in the hemp industry. Because of these diverse collaborators, it is primed for success.” says Wendy Mosher President & CEO of New West Genetics. The completion of a Feed Additive Petition requires nutritional analysis, the development of new laboratory protocols for food safety and clinical trials [...]

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New West Genetics Announces Acceptance into Yield Lab

By |2019-04-30T21:21:44-06:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: press release|

New West Genetics Announces Acceptance into Yield Lab, the Country’s Premier Ag Tech accelerator for companies devoted to sustainable, innovative Ag solutions. New West Genetics (NWG) is pleased to announce their acceptance into one of the country’s most respected Agtech accelerators – The Yield Lab in St Louis, Missouri. NWG is the first cannabis company to be accepted by Yield Lab, situated in the hub of the country’s Ag corridor. CEO Wendy Mosher states, “We are excited to have the Ag community engaging with the Cannabis community. Cannabis offers an excellent lesson in markets and the dynamics of an emerging industry, and in turn the Yield lab offers us expertise with production issues, as well as best practices to bring to market our novel varieties.” "Yield Lab is excited to have New West Genetics as part of our cohort in 2017,” said Yield Lab Managing Director Jeff Peterson. “The experience and expertise of the New West management team is second to none in the field. They are progressing hemp genetics further and faster they anyone else in this space." Since its inception in 2014, New West Genetics has focused on creating large-scale harvestable, seed- based cannabis genetics for the United States marketplace. Currently, the company breeds hemp varieties that are tailored for various end-use products. Its’ well respected scientists utilize next generation sequencing to analyze the genomics of hemp with the intent to improve the varieties with genomic and marker based selection. The company promotes well-bred genetics as the key for [...]

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New West Genetics Featured at Ag Innovation Showcase

By |2019-04-30T21:22:06-06:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: press release|

New West Genetics (NWG) to be a featured company as founders present their foundational work on Cannabis sativa genetics at the Ag Innovation Showcase July 20, 2017 Ft. Collins, CO. Dr. John McKay and Wendy Mosher, NWG founders will present on September 12, 2017 at the Ag Innovation Showcase. The conference, hosted annually in St Louis by the Larta Institute, is geared towards promising agriculture-focused start-ups from across the globe who are pursuing solutions in ag-biotech, renewable energy, sustainable materials, animal health, soil & water, and farming technology.  Companies will be pitching to seasoned Ag industry investors and business people as well as fellow entrepreneurs. New West Genetics is improving hemp genetics for large-scale production, creating innovations that will then be applied to higher THC cannabis as regulations ease. NWG CEO Wendy Mosher states “We are so excited to present in the Mid West– where tremendous Ag experience resides, but also where we find some of the last states to adopt pro hemp/cannabis legislation. Greater understanding around the health and nutritional benefits of hemp has helped to decrease these regulatory barriers while also clarifying for governments and farmers alike the economic potential to be found in C. sativa. We’ve made tremendous progress in developing the first US-bred hemp variety to pass a Department of Agriculture trial. We look forward to adapting those initial genetics to other regions so more farmers can participate in a more sustainable, lucrative, and soil healthy crop to add to their rotations.” Ms. Mosher further commented that [...]

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