Crops and Livestock


Crops and Livestock about Tennessee

Tobacco plants grow over five to seven feet tall. Tennessee ranks #2 in the U.S. for hardwood and #3 for tobacco production. The climate in Tennessee is good for crop growth. Tennessee typically receives about 50" each year.

Climate and Soil of Tennessee

Winds from the Gulf of Mexico brings most of the rain and snow to Tennessee. Tennessee averages about 40 degreesF in winter and 78 degreesF in summer. West Tennessee averages about 5" of snow while Northeastern Tennessee gets 16".

Tennessee has 3 regional land types:

West: row crop lands.

Middle: fertile rolling land.

East: hilly to mountains.

Tennessee state rock is lime stone.