Thanksgiving Marketbasket Survey

November 18, 2017

It's Thanksgiving week, and we're thankful to share some good news with our viewers!  Your Thanksgiving dinner will be less expensive this year.  The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation and the American Farm Bureau Federation Thanksgiving Marketbasket Surveys are out, and both showed a price drop of about two percent.   TWILA’s Neil Melancon gives us the scoop on how much you can expect to spend on this year’s Thanksgiving meal.


Fresh for Your Table 

November 18, 2017

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, local grocery stores filling up with folks making their last minute meal preparations.  So what’s on your shopping list this week?  TWILA’s Karl Wiggers stops by Fresh Pickin's in Baton Rouge to find out what ingredients customers are excited to put on their Thanksgiving tables this year.

 


Giving During Hard Times

November 18, 2017

No Thanksgiving feast is complete without a slice of sweet and savory pecan pie!  But experts at the LSU AgCenter expect this year’s pecan production to be lower than the earlier estimate of 16 million pounds, due to flooding.  TWILA’s Tammi Arender takes us to a pecan orchard in Monroe that's not only producing the popular nut, but giving back to the community at the same time.



Feasting on Agriculture -- Mestizo Restaurant

November 18, 2017

For more than a decade, Louisiana farm–to-table has found it's "Mexican soulmate" at Mestizo Restaurant. In this edition of Feasting on Agriculture, TWILA’s AJ Sabine takes us just off the interstate in Baton Rouge, where Mestizo has redefined Mexican cuisine-- with a Louisiana flair!

Mestizo Restaurant

 


Louisiana Stock Horse Finals

November 18, 2017

If you love horses, this weekend will offer quite a show!  The Louisiana Stock Horse Associatio is having its annual Finals Competition this weekend the Beauregard Parish Arena.  The two-day event will see more than 100 competitors vying for saddles across several categories. 

 


Thankful for Each Other 

November 18, 2017

According to the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana agriculture injects $11 billion dollars into the state’s economy each year. That's big business, and as we go into Thanksgiving week, Governor John Bel Edwards is showing his appreciation for the state's farmers and ranchers through an agriculture listening tour. TWILA’s Avery Davidson follows the tour across the state, where farmers and ranchers are thankful for Edwards being there to listen.

 


Happy Thanksgiving

November 18, 2017

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we want to show our appreciation to all of the farmers and ranchers who work day in and day out, to provide the food, fiber, and timber we all use every day. If you wore clothes today, thank a farmer. If you slept soundly last night, thank a farmer. If you got to do something today other than worry about your next meal, thank a farmer. For all of us here at TWILA, happy Thanksgiving.