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Celebrating Wisconsin’s top crop: Ginseng

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The 73rd Alice in Dairyland joined Daybreak to talk about one of the top crop's in America's dairyland: Ginseng.

According to the State Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection about 95% of all cultivated ginseng in the United State is produced in Wisconsin. The majority of that production happens in Marathon county.

About 85% of Wisconsin ginseng is exported to Asian countries. Ginseng is a key ingredient used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is also widely used in Western cultures as a dietary supplement and botanical element.

You can use it in tea, taken in capsule form, ground into a powder to add to dishes or slice for steeping or cooking.

You can learn more about Wisconsin ginseng by clicking here.

Katie Phernetton

Katie Phernetton is one of the Daybreak morning anchors.

She joined News 18 in August of 2018 after working as a reporter for five years in the Green Bay market. Born and raised in Green Bay, she prides herself in being a cheesehead through and through.

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