pcr2, I think your state had to change it's laws to be able to stay in the ginseng program. All the seng laws pretty much have got to meet usfw standards or your state won't be allowed to export seng out of the country.
As far as myself buying seng from out of state is concerned. All seng that I buy from out of state must be certified to leave the state of origin. I never really thought there would be a chance in heck of me being able to buy root from p.a. I don't have a fancy seng typ market but I do have a nice commercial seng market. I could pay 475 if I want to, but at this time, I don't want to.
I really did not try to aggrivate anybody, just telling it like I know it as of this afternoon. I did manage to get a quote from a Chinese buyer today. That quote won't be good for long. The market is going to get nuts real fast and just like Dave said, his buyer is very reluctant to quote any price. I know Daves buyer I think and if it is who I think it is, he is probably the largest buyer in the U.S,
If that man don't want to quote prices, something is wrong somewhere.
Oh yeah, I only been buying seng since about 1969, so I do have a little bit of an idea about what is g oing on.