MARSH PROTECTION ON THE HALF SHELL

December 2, 2016

You can shuck 'em, grill 'em, fry 'em, bake 'em, or serve 'em up raw-- however you enjoy them, eating oysters is now a way to help save Louisiana's coastline.  As TWILA’s Neil Melancon tells us, a program to recycle oyster shells is creating artificial reefs to protect our shores and, just as important, make more oysters! 


OPERATION MIGRATION

December 2, 2016

There are only about 600 whooping cranes alive in the United States, including those in captivity. Since 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have been reintroducing the birds into Louisiana marshes. TWILA’s Avery Davidson takes us to Jeff Davis Parish, where a whooping crane chick hatched in the state for the first time in 77 years.  


SAVING SEEDS  

December 2, 2016

While the NRCS is helping preserve wildlife, a man in Tennessee is helping to preserve the agriculture in Washington Parish.  His name is John Coykendall and he’s the subject of a Louisiana Public Broadcasting documentary titled, “Deeply Rooted.” The documentary chronicles Coykendall’s mission to catalog and preserve heirloom seeds, some going back to the 1800s.

Deeply Rooted


HOLIDAY FIELDS FOREVER

December 2, 2016

Did you know there a more than 15,000 Christmas tree farms in the United States? TWILA's Karl Wiggers travels to one farm in Start, LA, where the Curry family grows the Christmas spirit for you to take home and enjoy.

Curry Farms


SENDING OUR BEST

December 2, 2016

USA Rice has actively promoted rice in the United Kingdom for years. However, as a result of the Brexit vote earlier this year, the U.S. Rice Industry has refocused its interest in marketing rice in the U.K. as well as other European countries. TWILA’s AJ Sabine traveled to the U.K. to see how the evolving market for USA Rice could benefit the rice industry here in the United States. 

USA Rice


FEASTING ON AGRICULTURE — USA RICE IN THE UK

December 2, 2016

London's Borough Market is England's most renowned food and drink market, where you can find all the best British and international produce.  While visiting Borough Market, TWILA's AJ Sabine met with celebrity chef Jeremy Pang to learn how he features USA rice to feed the homeless, in this special edition of Feasting on Agriculture.   

USA Rice


TRENDING ON TWILA — CHRISTMAS TREES & MANNEQUIN CHALLENGES

December 2, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year online! On this week's Trending on TWILA, we show you how social media is getting us in the holiday spirit.  And the TWILA team takes on the challenge with a holiday edition of the mannequin challenge craze!