Barge Barrage

October 20, 2017

Last year, Louisiana farmers harvested a combined 1.75 million acres of corn and soybeans across the state. According to the LSU AgCenter’s 2016 Ag Summary, those acres brought more than 145 million bushels of grain to the market. However, as TWILA’s Karl Wiggers shows us, the current conditions at ports along the Mississippi River made delivery of that grain much more difficult.


Taking Control

October 20, 2017

Just as the river can hinder delivery of grain, the weather can hinder the growth of vegetables. That’s why the Natural Resources Conservation Service is helping farmers pay for high tunnels, so that they can better control the conditions for growing vegetables and extending their growing seasons.


Winning Legacy

October 20, 2017

Folks in Crowley are gearing up for the 81st Annual International Rice Festival. It's an exciting and fun time that celebrates one of the most important crops in southwest Louisiana.  This week, TWILA’s Neil Melancon introduces us to one of the honorees who exemplifies success in the rice industry.


Cotton Harvest Update

October 20, 2017

In northeast Louisiana, a lot of farmers are wrapping up their cotton harvest. This week, TWILA’s Karl Wiggers takes us to Richland Parish to meet Dustin Morris, who says he didn’t plant a single acre of cotton last year. In his words, he’s “blessed” to have the cotton crop that he’s had.

Read more about the 2017 cotton crop


Listening Tour

October 20, 2017

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards wants to hear about cotton, and soybeans, and cattle, and every other crop important to Louisiana. That’s why he and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner, Dr. Mike Strain, are embarking on an ag and forestry listening tour.  The pair will travel the state in November to learn the needs and concerns of Louisiana’s farmers, ranchers and landowners.


Feasting on Agriculture -- Tacos & Tequila

October 20, 2017

Farm to table comes to Baton Rouge through a first of its kind “Tacos & Tequila” event sponsored by Avion Tequila and Bite and Booze.  And you know if there’s tequila, Jay Ducote, and tacos, TWILA’s AJ Sabine can’t be far behind! He takes us there in this edition of Feasting on Agriculture.


Trending on TWILA -- National farmers day 2017

October 20, 2017

October 12th was National Farmers Day, and folks all across social media were busy posting their support of the small percentage of our population “who work in acres, not hours.”  TWILA's Avery Davidson shares some of our favorite posts in this week's "Trending on TWILA."