7 CFR 1437.308 - Ginseng.
(a) Ginseng is a value loss crop and is compensable only as allowed in this section. Ginseng is eligible only if:
(1) The ginseng includes stratified seeds for use as propagation stock in a commercial ginseng operation or rootlet for commercial sale that are grown in a controlled, cultivatable environment on private property either owned or leased by the producer; and
(2) The ginseng is grown using good ginseng growing practices with all plant needs supplied and under control of the producer;
(b) Ginseng will not be eligible to generate benefits under this part if it:
(1) Is indigenous to the facility;
(2) Is grown solely for medicinal purposes; and
(3) Includes wild ginseng rootlet that is harvested and transplanted from woodland grown ginseng.
(c) Good ginseng growing practices must be followed, and include, but are not limited to:
(1) Adequate drainage;
(2) Proper and adequate shade;
(3) Accurate pH level;
(4) Adequate and timely fertilization, including an adequate supply to ensure nutrient reserves to the ginseng plants and customary application equipment;
(5) Adequate pest control, including but not limited to, weed, rodent, and wildlife control; and
(6) Disease control.
(d) Ginseng producers must:
(1) Provide a report of inventory of all ginseng, as determined by FSA;
(2) Provide production and sales records necessary to determine the value of eligible ginseng;
(3) Allow an FSA-certified loss adjustor to verify loss, including physically removing representative samples;