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Forest Service won't issue ginseng permits this year

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Because of declines in the levels of the plant, the U.S. Forest Service won't issue permits for ginseng harvest this year.   Read Story »

Tags: Pisgah National Forest | herbs | Nantahala National Forest | National Forest Service | ginseng

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Gaia Herbs adding 30 jobs in Mills River

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MILLS RIVER — Brevard-based Gaia Herbs, which has grown from a $2,000 startup in the Boston suburbs to a $50 million supplier of herbal supplements, announced Wednesday that it would expand its operations in Mills River, creating 30 new jobs and investing $12.2 million at a new facility in Broadpointe Industrial Park for office­s, production and warehousing.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Broadpointe Industrial Park | manufacturing jobs | Gaia Herbs | organic farming | herbs