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Growing Hemp In Southeast Tennessee


It was a “green rush” last year for Tennessee’s hemp industry.  

The number of licensed hemp growers in the state soared from a few dozen into the thousands.


One outfit in Sequatchie Valley that got into business ahead of the rush is Haygood Farms, which sells its own CBD products - directly and at stores across Tennessee.


Llew Boyd is co-founder of Haygood Farms...