Helping with Hay

September 15, 2017

While residents of Florida are cleaning up from Hurricane Irma, ranchers in southwestern Louisiana are still dealing with damage left behind by Harvey.  There are still cattle in parts of Cameron Parish stranded, without anything to eat. That’s why for the third time in two years, the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Livestock Advisory Committee organized the effort to get hay from ranchers who have it to the cattle who need it.

Louisiana Farm Bureau Hay Clearinghouse


Harvey Damage in Louisiana

September 15, 2017

Hurricane Harvey did more than just cause problems in Texas and southwest Louisiana.  The storm took its time going from one corner of the state to the other, and in it's path were every crop we grow in Louisiana. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestr Commissioner, Dr. Mike Strain toured the affected areas and says, for the most part, Louisiana was lucky.

 


the damage done

September 15, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey victims continue to rebuild, soybean farmers across Louisiana are working to figure out how to move forward from Harvey's torrential rain.  Just after the storm, soybean experts say it was hard to assess the damage. However, as TWILA's AJ Sabine shows us, now that harvest is underway, farmers are seeing the impact at the elevator.


learning louisiana

September 15, 2017

If you live in south Louisiana, you know that miles of sugarcane fields are simply a staple of our beautiful landscape. It's common here, but some folks who live outside of the Bayou State have never seen a stalk of sugar! TWILA's Neil Melancon takes us to Raceland, where agriculture commissioners from several different states get a sample of sugarcane for the first time.

American Sugarcane League
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture 


up from down under

September 15, 2017

G'day mate! Farmers from Australia recently visited the United States to learn about cotton production in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. Specifically, the group was here to explore the issues and challenges that American farmers are facing with the herbicide, Dicamba. TWILA's Karl Wiggers met up with the Aussies in Tensas Parish to find out what they're learning on our soil.

Dicamba -- An Airborne Menace? 
Murder over Dicamba


Putting Farm Safety into practice

September 15, 2017

Did you know that agriculture remains the most dangerous occupation in America?  We had a stark reminder of that just two weeks ago, when a farm worker died in a grain bin accident in Acadia parish.  September 17th - 23rd is National Farm Safety and Health Week, and this year's theme is "Putting Farm Safety into Practice." There is a theme for each day ranging from tractor safety to farmer health.

 

 


Kinloch pecan oil

September 15, 2017

Fall is FINALLY in the air! And you know what that means? We can start looking forward to pecan pies and pralines!  The Louisiana pecan is a favorite part of our fall dessert menus.  But what about pecan oil for cooking is savory dishes? TWILA's Tammi Arende visited Kinloch Pecan Oi Plantation in Winnsboro to go behind the scenes at it's bottling plant.

Kinloch Pecan Oil


la tech ag & forestry day

September 15, 2017

Chances are, if you live in Louisiana you love football!  But did you know that there are so many ways in which football and agriculture go together?  No pigs, no pigskin!  That's why Louisiana Tech Universit is celebrating Ag and Forestry Day  as their theme for the September 20th matchup between the bulldogs and the South Alabama Jaguar.  It's an event you won't want to miss! 


Trending on TWILA -- Montana Wildfires

September 15, 2017

In this week's Trending on TWILA, TWILA's Kristen Oaks-White & Avery Davidson share the biggest story in America-- that no one is talking about.  Plus, we continue our #TWILAharvest coverage; keep sharing your harvest photos and videos for a chance to win a Yeti prize pack!

Montana Fire Relief: Ways to Help