GEOGRAPHY IN THE NEWS:
When people hear "Wisconsin," they often think "cheese." But they should think "ginseng" as well. Although American ginseng is native to Appalachia, a single county in north-central Wisconsin (Marathon County, county seat: Wausau) grows more than 90% of the country's ginseng, about 85% of which is exported to China (for more than $30 million in 2017). Because ginseng is naturally found in forests, cultivated ginseng is grown under screens that approximate dappled sunlight.
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