big rod, I was quoted about the same yesterday. I was talking with a reputable dealer and he said he's encouraging people to hold on till around thanksgiving. He's expecting the price to peak out at around 7-750 here in east Tennessee. He said a couple weeks ago he was paying 6-650 and then it dropped again to 525. So, we'll see.
sometimes yes but this late in the year the digging seasons mostly over anyway some years in the past very dry weather has lead to higher prices but this year almost all the ginseng growing zones had enough rain some areas did die off a little early but i dont know if it hadmuch impact on supply .