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May 26, 2020
2019 Hemp Variety Trials in Tennessee

May 14, 2020 - Hemp Renewals have been mailed. Please complete renewal application and attach aerial map. The invoice includes a link to make payment online.

For safety and convenience, we strongly encourage customers to use email/Postal Service to submit applications.
Return applications to industrial.hemp@tn.gov or:
Industrial Hemp Program
TDA Consumer and Industry Services Division
PO Box 111359
Nashville, TN 37222-1359

February 18, 2020 - TDA encourages Tennessee hemp growers to please take note of the following changes and reminders for the 2020 growing season:
1. If you are growing seedlings or clones for sale, you will need a Plant Certification Greenhouse license:  https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/businesses/plants/forms.html
2. If you are buying and re-selling seedlings or clones, you will need a Plant Dealer license:  https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/businesses/plants/forms.html

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

Nov. 1, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a draft of the rule outlining federal provisions for the domestic production of hemp. A preview of the rule is posted on USDA’s website, along with answers to frequently asked questions.

Leaders at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) are reviewing this draft to determine potential impact on Tennessee’s hemp program. No immediate changes are expected. Licensed hemp growers in Tennessee will continue to operate under current state regulations at this time.

As of Nov. 1, we have 3,800 producers licensed to grow as much as 51,000 acres of hemp statewide. TDA looks forward to continue working with farmers and industry partners to support the production of hemp in Tennessee.