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
97th Annual LFBF Convention Speakers
We are now counting down the hours and minutes until the 97th annual convention of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation in New Orleans. This year there will be some amazing speakers to inform and inspire Louisiana's farmers and ranchers like Rob Sharkey and Merlyna Mathieu Valentine. You will not want to miss this year's meeting!
Struggling Seafood Production
As of right now, the Bonnet Carre Spillway is still open, pouring water from the Mississippi River into Lake Pontchartrain. This is the second time the structure has been opened this year, which is an unprecedented occurrence. While this is saving New Orleans and other areas from flooding, it doesn’t come without consequence for the seafood industry.
Liuzza Produce Farm
As you know Tangipahoa Parish is well known for their strawberries across Louisiana, Ponchatoula even hosts the strawberry festival every April. However, if you go north of Hammond, you’ll find Liuzza Produce Farm, well known for their strawberries, but as you’ll see they do so much more and keep it all in the family.