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Growers Information 


Seed/Propagule Acquisition

At this time the importation of viable industrial hemp seed across state lines and country boundaries is illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) without a permit from DEA. TDA will oversee the importation of industrial hemp seed and plant material into the state. However, industrial hemp pilot program participants are responsible for sourcing their own material for planting. Please use the provided forms to make your seed and plant material requests. Incomplete seed acquisition forms will not be approved. No seed/propagules are permitted into the state without prior approval from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.


Download a copy of the International Seed Acquisition Form
Download a copy of the Domestic Seed Acquisition Form

Return seed acquisition forms to industrial.hemp@tn.gov or:

Industrial Hemp Program
TDA Consumer and Industry Services Division
PO Box 40627
Nashville, TN 37204


MOVEMENT PERMITS

ALL MOVEMENT OF VIABLE INDUSTRIAL HEMP, INCLUDING SEEDS AND PLANT PROPAGULES, REQUIRES PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Licensees must submit a written request to the department at least three days in advance of the requested movement.

Download a copy of the Industrial Hemp Movement Permit


Return movement permit forms to industrial.hemp@tn.gov or:

Industrial Hemp Program
TDA Consumer and Industry Services Division
PO Box 40627
Nashville, TN 37204


Agronomic report

All growers are required to submit an agronomic report for each growing area, even if you did not grow. If you did not grow, please include why.

Part One of your report will be collected by your inspector.

Part Two needs to be  mailed or emailed to industrial.hemp@tn.gov by the requested date TBA.  



Publications

STATUS OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP IN TENNESSEE
Publication of UT Institute of Agriculture


Source: Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture Website

https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/farms/hemp-industry.html