Louisiana Farm Life – Roy McIntyre

October 6, 2017

For Roy McIntyre, agriculture has been a way of life for as long as he can remember. In this edition of Louisiana Farm Life, TWILA’s Karl Wiggers show us how that way of life began in his childhood on the family farm, took him around the world, and today, he’s rebuilding his herd and his passion at home in Franklin Parish.


Farmers Feeding the Hungry

October 6, 2017

Feeding your friends and neighbors lays at the heart of more than 15,000 pounds of Louisiana rice donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Ban in honor of National Rice Month. TWILA's AJ Sabine has more.


Cotton Harvest 2017

October 6, 2017

Louisiana's cotton harvest is reaching the halfway mark, with 43% of cotton picked as of October 1st. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, this year's cotton acreage is around 220 thousand acres, up from 140 thousand in 2016.


Flood Disaster Assistance

October 6, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated ten parishes that are eligible for disaster assistance as a result of extreme and continuous rainfall that happened in the spring of this year. Those parishes include Concordia, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Madison, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Washington and West Feliciana.


A Time to Listen

October 6, 2017

Last week, Congressman Ralph Abraha hosted a special listening session focused on the 2018 Farm Bill. Abraham sits on the House Agriculture Committe and will be on the front lines of writing the document that will guide farm programs for the next five years.


Election 2017

October 6, 2017

There is an upcoming election in Louisiana on October 14th, and there's a very important statewide race on the ballot. Voters will decide who will be the next treasurer for the state of Louisiana. There are 6 candidates running for the office vacated by now U.S. Senator John Kennedy.


Panola Peppe Sauce

October 6, 2017

If you live in north Louisiana, I bet this is a hot sauce you know and love. Panola Peppe Sauce, is a staple on many tables throughout the state. But did you know this condiment is made in East Carroll Parish?


FFA -- Teaching the Future

October 6, 2017

FFA is an incredible organization full of future leaders, not only in the agriculture industry, but in every sector of society. That's especially true in our classrooms in the future and today. Recently, Louisiana FF leaders held an event for the state's ag educators, where they flipped the script, and the teachers became the students!


Trending on TWILA -- 4-H Week & TWILA Harvest

October 6, 2017

It's National 4-H Week, and TWILA's Kristen Oaks-White shows us how people are celebrating on social media! We also share more of your #TWILAharvest photos in this week's Trending on TWILA segment.