With wild ginseng root fetching more than $600 a pound, poachers have taken to the N.C. forests. Lotteries will be held for permits to legally harvest in national forests in September.
With wild ginseng root fetching more than $600 a pound, poachers have taken to the N.C. forests. Lotteries will be held for permits to legally harvest in national forests in September. Mitch Weiss AP
With wild ginseng root fetching more than $600 a pound, poachers have taken to the N.C. forests. Lotteries will be held for permits to legally harvest in national forests in September. Mitch Weiss AP

‘Green gold’ grows in the NC hills. But you’ll need a permit, and luck, to reap it.

June 20, 2017 11:53 AM

UPDATED June 21, 2017 07:35 PM

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