Farmers Recover from Flood of 2016

August 18, 2017

One year ago, torrential rainfall caused a flood never seen before in south Louisiana.  A whopping 31 inches of rain fell in just 12 hours in some parts of Livingston Parish, flooding 90% of the homes there.  While urban and suburban areas were hit hardest, rural areas were devastated as well.  TWILA’s Neil Melanco takes us back to the flood of 2016 and where we are now.


From Harvest to harvest

August 18, 2017

In 2016, we experienced the wettest August on record, with 30 inches of rain coming in a three-day period. For Louisiana farmers, the rain came at the worst possible time: harvest.  As TWILA’s Karl Wiggers shows us, from harvest to harvest, timing is everything.


Beauty in the city 

August 18, 2017

For many urban dwellers, a trip to a botanical garden is the discovery of nature’s splendor.  However, as TWILA’s AJ Sabine shows us, for those of us who live in the city, a botanical garden is a source of information, thanks in large part to the LSU AgCenter. 

 


Feasting on Agriculture -- Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar

August 18, 2017

Capitol City restaurant owners and chefs alike have farm to table on their minds during Restaurant Week Baton Rouge.  And what better way to celebrate than with a heaping helping of crawfish?!   In this edition of "Feasting on Agriculture," AJ Sabine discovers a tasty crawfish surprise at Beausoleil Restaurant and Ba in Baton Rouge.


Trending on TWILA -- Soggy Harvest Season

August 18, 2017

Too. Much. Rain.  That's the theme on social media, as farmers try to harvest their crops in between daily rain showers.  In this week's Trending on TWILA, we bring you up to date on this year's harvest and launch our annual TWILA Harvest campaign.  Share your harvest photos and videos with us using #TWILAharvest on social media, and you could win our very special #YETI themed TWILA Prize Pack!