Ginseng Production Project

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1993: $1,750.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1993
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $21,000.00
Region: Northeast
State: West Virginia
Project Leader:


  • Additional Plants: ginseng


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    We are piloting a project to determine the feasibility of growing ginseng as a cash crop for additional income for Appalachian farmers. This could lead to the creation and implementation of a larger wild herb export operation. The market is already in operation and prices are excellent.

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