2018 Farm Bill Update

June 15, 2018

The Senate version of the Farm Bill is now a step closer to becoming law. Though the Senate Ag Committee passed its version of the Farm Bill, but it's a completely different piece of legislation from the House Farm Bill. TWILA's Avery Davidson has more.

Farm Bill -- Senate
Farm Bill -- House


2018 Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award Finalist -- Jacob & Kari Rumbaugh

June 15, 2018

This week, we finish our series profiling the finalists for the 2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award. Kari and Jacob Rumbaugh farm corn, soybeans, wheat and cattle in Caddo Parish. They say that coming back to the farm has allowed them to live a lifestyle they love, while doing a job that has a higher purpose. TWILA's Karl Wiggers gives us their story.

Shooting Up

June 15, 2018

A new crop is shooting up in Louisiana and its fast growth is not just the plant itself. A relatively new company that has had success growing bamboo overseas has made its way to the United States. As TWILA's Neil Melancon show us, this growing industry is finding fertile soil in Louisiana.


Roadside Cafe

June 15, 2018

Nothing says summer like a fresh blueberry or blackberry cobbler! There's one farm in Winn Parish that's not only growing berries, but helping turn lives around. TWILA's Tammi Arender has the story of Mount Grace in Dodson.


One week to go -- The 96th Louisiana Farm Bureau Annual Convention begins on June 21! 

June 15, 2018

Just one more week to go before the 96th Louisiana Farm Bureau Annual Convention in New Orleans will begin! TWILA's Avery Davidson tells us what to expect and how you can get the latest news from this year's annual meeting.

96th Louisiana Farm Bureau Annual Convention


2018 Crawfish Season Wraps Up 

June 15, 2018

You may want to hurry and get your fix of crawfish while you still can! Louisiana's treasured crawfish season is coming to an end. TWILA's Avery Davidson has more.


Field Crop Field Day 

June 15, 2018

Whether you're interested in better lawns, better flower beds or growing better crops, the LSU AgCenter has a field day of information for your. Literally! TWILA's Avery Davidson has more.

 


Fight the Bite 

June 15, 2018

If you've been swatting a lot more around dusk because of those pesky mosquitos, it's probably because it's the season for the little bloodsuckers. While they're annoying, TWILA's Avery Davidson gives you a good reason why you should fight the bite.

Fight the Bite Louisiana


Feasting on Agriculture -- Big Zach's Place       

June 15, 2018

Nestled along Toledo Bend in Downtown Logansport, Big Zach offers "a taste of the South inside your mouth" at his friendly-friendly restaurant. This month on Feasting on Agriculture, TWILA's A.J. Sabine brings his steak knife to this farm-to-family favorite.

Big Zach's Place


Show us your Louisiana Farm Pride

June 15, 2018

Are you Louisiana Farm Proud? Here's your chance to prove it! We want you to send us videos or photos from your farm showing us why you're proud to be involved in Louisiana agriculture! Post with #lafarmproud on social media, and we'll share your submissions next week during the 96th Louisiana Farm Bureau Annual Convention. Everyone who submits a photo or video will be entered in a chance to win a GoPro 5 camera!