Ginseng Farms in Wausau struggles to stay staffed amid ongoing pandemic

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WAUSAU, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Farmers with a vital Wisconsin business are continuing to struggle because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Wisconsin Ginseng Farms supply 95% of production in the United States.

Owners of one farm in Wausau say they are short-staffed because of community spread of coronavirus. 

He says it is not about being afraid of the virus, but about the risks people are taking. 

"We have some people who decide that social events and social gatherings are more important than the livelihoods of businesses and other people in the community," Will Hsu, president of Hsu's Ginseng Enterprises, said. 

The owner of the Ginseng Farm says it is people like him, from the area, who have a false sense of security. 

He also says right now the best thing to do is acknowledge and take responsibility for how our actions affect small businesses like his. 

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