Never thought much about the ginseng plant or its value until I caught a trespasser on one of my trail cams harvesting the stuff recently. After doing some research I see it can be very valuable and there are certain laws and regs that must be followed in its harvest. I have 30 seconds of video of the trespasser on my property and a good face shot of him. I have e-mailed it to several buyers in my area. I hope they can give me a name or a lead of some kind as there are very few licensed buyers in the area. Everyone I spoke to has been very helpful and would like to know who the ginseng thief is also. The going rate on Iowa ginseng is between $175 and $300 a pound with certain roots selling for upwards of $700 a pound! Have any of you ever looked for this stuff and if so what are some tips you can give a novice?