Roadside Freshness

June 17, 2017

From weekend farmer’s markets to the countless roadside stands, you don’t have to look very hard to find fresh produce for your dinner table. This week, TWILA’s Karl Wiggers travels to Red River Parish, where one farmer is drawing customers from miles away to his produce market-- right on the farm.


Watermelon Woes

June 17, 2017

For the past 34 years, watermelon farmer T.C. Arthur has picked only the sweetest melons for his customers in and around Washington Parish.  But this year, rain has threatened the viability of his crop. TWILA’s A.J. Sabine has the story.


A Tour of California

June 17, 2017

The next time you're at the grocery store, look to see where your produce is grown-- chances are it'll either be Florida, Canada, Mexico or California. While many people know about the extreme regulations in California, they may not know that it is also an agricultural powerhouse. Right now, a group from Louisiana is on the west coast to learn about what it takes to get your food to the table and TWILA's Avery Davidson is with them for the tour. 


2017 Legislative session Closes

June 17, 2017

The 2017 Regular Louisiana Legislative Session is over and the special session that Governor John Bel Edwards called is now underway. During the regular session, the Louisiana Legislature took steps to ensure your grocery bill will not go up because farmers have to spend more money growing your food.

 


2017 YF&R Achievement Award Finalist -- Russell & Amelia Kent

June 17, 2017

This week, we wrap up our series profiling each of the finalists for the 2017 Louisiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award.  Our third finalists are Russell and Amelia Kent, representing Tangipahoa Parish.  The Kents manage more than 300 head of commercial cattle, in addition to their 1,100 acre hay forage operation.  TWILA's Kristen Oaks-White shows us how Amelia and Russell work together to diversify and expand their growing beef business. 


From pasture to plate

June 17, 2017

It's no secret Louisiana folks have a taste for the best cuisine, and one family delivers that taste from the farm straight to their customers. Cutrer's Meat Market in Kentwood, LA has been slicing and selling fresh cuts of beef and pork for more than 50 years.  TWILA's Neil Melancon takes us there to sample their pasture to plate products. 

Cutrer's Meat Market & Slaughterhouse


TRENDING ON TWILA — Louisiana farm Proud

June 17, 2017

On this week's Trending on TWILA, TWILA's Kristen Oaks-Whit shows us why dairy is trending online this month.  Plus, we kick off our "Louisiana Farm Proud" campaign on social media, asking you to show us why you're proud to be involved in Louisiana agriculture!  Share your photos and videos with #LAfarmproud and you could be entered in a chance to win a new iPad, Apple Watch, or GoPro camera!