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Since its cultural debut in the fifteenth century, coffee has become one of the most heavily traded commodities in the world.

“Coffee is second only to oil in terms of value in globally traded commodities, followed in turn by natural gas and gold,” explained Michael Goodin, associate professor in the UK Department of Plant Pathology.

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The University of Kentucky Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability in Quicksand is hosting Mountain Ag Week Sept. 23-27.

"The main field day is Sept. 27, but we have activities planned all week," said David Ditsch, director of the center. "We still have the traditional wagon tours of our research plots, but we are also offering focused workshops and tours, where people can really immerse themselves in one or two areas of interest."

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