Do you need a license to grow hemp in Tennessee?
Yes, any person who grows hemp in Tennessee, regardless of the quantity, is required to have a hemp grower license.
Is Growing hemp profitable in TN?
(WKRN) – Tennessee’s hemp surge continues to rise. The number of licensed farmers in the state now stands at more than 3,700 – that’s an 1,800-percent increase from the last year alone. But making a profit isn’t as easy as people may think. It’s a billion dollar industry that’s said to yield high profits.
How much does it cost to plant 1 acre of hemp?
This may sound like a very small number, however you can expect to harvest around 1,000 pounds of hemp seed per acre of hemp. Like hemp grown for fiber, the production costs for seed is about $300 to $350 per acre. Doing some quick math, you can expect to make around $250 to $300 per acre when farming for hemp seeds.
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