Certified ginseng growers have more protection in W.Va.

By Beth Vorhees

Ginseng growers in Kentucky may be barred from selling their exotic plants overseas. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found widespread violations of ginseng laws there. Seventeen ginseng dealers have been charged with illegally purchasing the roots out of season from undercover agents. In West Virginia, state law protects certified ginseng growers from federal restrictions. Fred Hays is the president of the West Virginia Ginseng Growers Association. He spoke to Beth Vorhees on West Virginia Morning.

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