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1.07.22: USDA Approval Letter for The Tennessee Department of Agriculture's Hemp Plan

12.17.2021: The Tennessee State Hemp Plan has been approved by the USDA. Please see the below link for more information.

https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/hemp/state-and-tribal-plan-review

FSA has announced the Acreage Reporting deadline for 2022 Hemp.  The deadline to report 2022 hemp is July 31, 2022.

For FSA Office information go to https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/index

USDA announces changes to hemp crop insurance (Successful Farming)
Today the USDA announced the expansion of the pilot Multi-Peril Crop Insurance plan for hemp. Expansion and other changes to the plan will be effective in the 2021 crop year.
https://www.agriculture.com/crops/hemp/usda-announces-changes-to-hemp-crop-insurance

May 26, 2020
2019 Hemp Variety Trials in Tennessee

February 6, 2020 - USDA Announces Details of Risk Management Programs for Hemp Producers

Information

UT website dedicated to information on Specialty Crops including tobacco and hemp https://specialtycrops.tennessee.edu/

Hemp Disease and Pest Management

1/2022 IMPORTANT SAMPLING INFORMATION - Please read 
All producers must be inspected by TDA and each variety/grow area must be sampled as described in the USDA Final Rule. Inspections will continue to be done by TDA inspectors at no charge. Sampling will be conducted by AgWin Hats for $300 for first sample  $200 for 2 – 4  and $100 over 4th sample,  provided the samples are from same producer, taken at the same time within 3 miles of the first sample taken. It will be each grower’s responsibility to contact HATS at least 30 days prior to harvest to schedule sampling. The Sample Request Form may be found on the following website www.hemptesthats.com.

For Food Manufacturing information, please contact TDA/Food and Dairy Section

UT Extension PB 1399 “Getting Started in a Food Manufacturing Business in Tennessee”

United States Department of Agriculture
Economic Viability of Industrial Hemp in the United States: A Review of State Pilot Programs

American Seed Trade Association
How to Read a Label on a Bag of Hemp Seed
Laws, Regs & Other Considerations When Buying Hemp Seed
Best Management Practices for Hemp Seed Production

Tennessee Dept. of Revenue contact Info
Call center 615-253-0600 / M-F / 8-4:30 central time
Questions by email Revenue.support@tn.gov
Ag Tax Guide https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/revenue/documents/taxguides/agricultural.pdf