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FSA has announced the Acreage Reporting deadline for 2021 Hemp.  The deadline to report 2021 hemp is July 31, 2021.

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.

May 26, 2020
2019 Hemp Variety Trials in Tennessee

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

1/2021   No immediate changes are expected in the hemp program. Licensed hemp growers will continue to operate under current state regulations. Please read all emails from TDA for updates.


Hemp Disease and Pest Management

    Hemp sampling will primarily be conducted by HATS-Hemp Administrative Testing and Screening, an independent third-party sampling service.
    All growers will be sampled and inspected at least once this year.  Inspections will continue to be done by TDA inspectors at no charge.  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

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
Ag Tax Guide