An ancient natural resource has resurfaced as a potential Tennessee cash crop and it's not too late to get in the game.
It seems almost like a well-kept secret this plant that is growing again in Tennessee. And while giant corporations are expected to get in the game, small family farmers, licensed by the state Department of Agriculture, are already growing and harvesting the hemp plant. It’s rapidly catching on and those involved in this pilot project say consumers are experiencing a multitude of benefits from this old, and yet new, natural resource.
In order to obtain a hemp license you must apply with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture before February 15th. The application fee depends on the size of your crop but they welcome all growers whether it’s a few plants or a thousand acres. Each crop is inspected and tested and if it exceeds the allowable level of THC it will be destroyed.