The 304.00 for a lb dry isn't all that bad but I believe it could be higher yet. It's a shame we have to start with the middle men an not be able to skip past them. Gonna hold onto mine again this year I believe. Might sell a few pounds of last years to compensate the time an gas money used hunting an eating but other then that it's hold on to again this year. Started hunting on the 1st of sept an have right around 8 lb wet that is drying now an pretty sure I'll have alot better season then last year. Good luck an Safe hunting to all the Ginseng Hunters out there.