Needle Rock Farms secures USDA Organic Certification

“Organic certification is a valuable asset that enables premium pricing"

22nd Century Group's Needle Rock Farms has received USDA Organic Certification under 7 CFR Part 205 for its hemp production.

“Organic certification is a valuable asset that enables premium pricing for the biomass grown at our Needle Rock Farms location. It also expands our capabilities to create disruptive hemp/cannabis plant lines tailored to the most exacting customer requirements at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional breeding methods,” says James A. Mish, chief executive officer of 22nd Century Group. “Similar to the work done in order to commercialize other major crop lines, our disruptive hemp/cannabis plant lines can be tailored to express consistent levels of desirable major and minor cannabinoids, improved structural characteristics, heightened disease resistance and other key traits necessary for the economic and predictable production at commercial scale.”

The company completed harvest of its first two customized hemp/cannabis plant lines in the fourth quarter of 2021, and is now selecting an expanded roster of plant lines for the 2022 growing season. The plant lines selected will express commercial traits aligned to specific requests of the end customers, expanding 22nd Century’s revenue generation opportunities as it continues to lead the hemp/cannabis industry in commercial plant line innovation.

With control of the most comprehensive and innovative upstream cannabinoid value chain in the hemp/cannabis industry, 22nd Century is unlocking commercial success for large-scale cultivation and extraction as the hemp/cannabis industry scales with the continued success of global legalization and commercialization efforts.

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