Please remember the ginseng must be certified by the Department of Agriculture in NC or VA whichever it was dug in before leaving or entering either State.
Interstate trade in illegal (non-certified) ginseng is a Federal offense under the Lacey Act.
I'm not saying I agree with the law I'm saying I'm not above the law and I cannot afford to break the law.
Big Rod.....that would be a very wise thing to do but unfortunately the vast majority of folks hunt seng just for the love of money (greed). Ideally this would be the best thing to do (everyone holding onto their roots) yes it would drive the market sky high but again unfortunately their are people who do it just for beer, drugs and just plain greed. Due to those facts it would just simply never ever happen. If the common digger only knew what a pound of prime root sold for IN CHINA it would astonish ALL!!