In this Sept. 18, 2012, photo wild ginseng root dries at Buckhorn Ginseng, in Richland Center, Wis. Police say more and more people are combing the woods from the upper Mississippi River to Appalachia searching for the increasingly rare plant as prices soar and the economy sputters. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

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In this Sept. 18, 2012, photo wild ginseng root dries at Buckhorn Ginseng, in Richland Center, Wis. Police say more and more people are combing the woods from the upper Mississippi River to Appalachia searching for the increasingly rare plant as prices soar and the economy sputters. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
In this Sept. 18, 2012, photo wild ginseng root dries at Buckhorn Ginseng, in Richland Center, Wis. Police say more and more people are combing the woods from the upper Mississippi River to Appalachia searching for the increasingly rare plant as prices soar and the economy sputters. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
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