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Wisconsin ginseng

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Wisconsin Democrats Sen. Russ Feingold and Rep. David Obey introduced companion bills to protect U.S. ginseng producers and consumers on April 20 and 21, respectively. The Ginseng Harvest Labeling Act (S 854 and HR 1740) "would require that ginseng, as a raw agricultural commodity, be sold at retail with a label clearly indicating the country that the ginseng was harvested in," according to a statement from Feingold's office. The legislation is a defensive measure against smugglers from Canada and Asia who have been falsely labeling their product as "Wisconsin grown"...

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