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Bill Gates’s Top 5 Books of 2019

Here's the Microsoft co-founder's year-end list of books to read and gift, spanning from a one-volume U.S. history to an investigation into why humans sleep. It's been nearly a decade since Bill Gates launched his personal blog, a place…

The five most expensive fruits in the world

Once upon a time, fresh fruit was a luxury. But, with the passage of time, fruits are getting less expensive by the day. The next five fruits are. however, a class of their own. They are the most expensive in the world. Except for a few,…

Growing the legacy of a century-old farm

The Harlow family has been growing vegetables on their farm in Westminster, Vermont, for over a century. Paul G. Harlow bought the property in 1917, where the family milked cows and sold vegetables at a roadside stand. Now, 102 years…

Organic mealybug control indoors and out

They may look like little fluffy cotton balls with legs, but the damage mealybugs can do on houseplants and in the outdoor garden is serious. Mealybugs, a cousin to other garden pests like scale and whiteflies, can damage many flowering…

Family juggles ag business and farm goals

CORNING, Iowa — About a year ago, Jason and Jamie McManis took a chance and started their own business. “It was absolutely a leap of faith,” Jason says. “I had a good job working for great people, but this idea had been nagging at me for…
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