Connecting Consumers and Louisiana Agriculture
TWILA, the creation of former Louisiana Farm Bureau Public Relations Director and TWILA Host Regnal Wallace, is seen on 18 broadcast and cable stations across Louisiana and nationally on RFD-TV. The program is one of the longest-running television programs produced in Louisiana.
Each week co-hosts Avery Davidson and Kristen Oaks-White, along with TWILA's team of producers and reporters Neil Melancon, Karl Wiggers and Monica Velasquez travel the state telling farmers' stories.
Over the years the show’s content has moved beyond just row crop production to include environmental, legislative and consumer issues. The program was cited by a member of the state’s Senate Ag Committee as a “video lesson on the importance of agriculture.”
Highlights from this week’s show
Why You Need Form 1091
If you're involved in agriculture on any level, you need to watch this very important video. Effective July 1st, 2019, you MUST have a card issued by the Louisiana Department of Revenue to receive tax exemptions when you purchase agricultural inputs and supplies. The LA Department of Revenue calls that card "Form 1091."
Field to Feast – Cocha with Fullness Farms
Bright green, royal purple, and pops of pink -- the colors of spring are alive in the garden this time of year! So why not incorporate those beautiful hues into your menu this season? In this month's Field to Feast, we head to Fullness Farm where Jennifer Finley and Cocha Executive Chef, Saskia Spanhoff pick a few edible blooms to bring back to the kitchen for a dish full of fresh, local flavor.
Crawfish Prices • April 12th
If your weekend plans include crawfish, then you're in luck! The prices are the best we’ve seen so far this season. Check out our weekly spot crawfish prices from around the state.
In Season • April 2019
When the weather warms up, it gives us the chance to do things outside that are normally done inside — even grocery shopping! Louisiana is home to a wonderful selection of local farmers markets that offer seasonal selections for shoppers. This week, TWILA's Karl Wiggers traveled to one in Opelousas to give us a taste of what's in season there.