News and Information


6.23.2023 Important News from The Department of Revenue 23-12: Taxability of Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids (

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.

For FSA Office information go to

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
2020 Hemp Variety Trials in Tennessee

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


Rap Sheets (Identity History Summary Checks) — FBI

UT website dedicated to information on Specialty Crops including tobacco and hemp

Hemp Disease and Pest Management

All producers/propagators/brokers must be inspected annually by TDA at no charge. Each variety/grow area must be sampled/tested as described in the USDA Final Rule. Sampling may be done by AgWin HATS or TDA. To contact HATS please go to To contact TDA, please go to Hemp Industry ( and see inspector contact information.

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