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
Tariffs Hit Soybean Farmers Hard
This past week, the Trump Administration announced $200 billion in additional tariffs on Chinese goods. The Chinese Government has responded by levying 60 billion more in tariffs on products ranging from meats to chemicals and machinery. While they did not add more to grains such as soybeans, TWILA's Neil Melancon explains why the damage has already been done.
FarmHer -- Katie Sistrunk
Tonight, one of our own Louisiana farm women will be featured on the RFD-TV program, FarmHer! Katie Sistrunk works on her family's sugarcane farm in Plaquemine, Louisiana. She says it means a lot to her to be able to work with her dad and brother and tell people about their way of life. Katie will show FarmHer host, Marji Guyler-Alaniz, how sugar goes from the field to your table in the episode airing tonight at 8:30pm on the RFD channel.
Luckett Farms' A-MAZE-ING Addition
Agritourism is a growing commodity in Louisiana, and one family farm is capitalizing on the trend in an amazing way! Luckett Farms has delivered fresh fruits and vegetables to the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish for the last 12 years. But recently, the Lucketts expanded their operation to Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville. Tomorrow, the Lucketts will open their new corn maze and pumpkin patch to the public, offering a variety of fun, fall activities for all ages. From breaking ground to walking through the finished maze, TWILA’s Karl Wiggers has followed every step in their journey, and now he’s showing you why Luckett Farms is a must see adventure this fall!