Who Are Some Ginseng Buyers in Kentucky?


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Joanie Abner, Darrell Adkins, Charles Allen and other licensed dealers licensed buy harvested ginseng from Kentucky growers in the 2015-2016 growing season. Only licensed ginseng dealers are authorized to purchase ginseng for resale or export, according to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

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Dealer licenses issued before June 30 are valid from Sept.1 until Aug. 31 the same year. Licenses issued after July 1 are valid from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 of the following year. Ginseng dealer applications can be printed online and mailed or delivered to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Ginseng Program at 111 Corporate Drive in Frankfort, Kentucky. Mailed applications must be notarized and must include a copy of the applicant's identification. As of December 2015, ginseng licenses cost $75 for state residents and $150 for out of state applicants, states the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

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