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
A Perfect Storm
Last week, we told you about the slow moving disaster that’s affecting many Louisiana #soybean farmers. As TWILA’s Avery Davidson shows us, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall traveled to Louisiana in separate visits, and both referred to the combination of low prices, wet weather and stifled trade as a perfect storm.
The High Cost of Doing Bean Business
What if we told you that everyday, you must spend $7 in gas to drive to work, work a 9 hour shift, but only make $8 per day… would you do it? Louisiana #soybean farmers are facing a similar scenario this year: the current market price for beans is barely covering the cost to grow the crop. This week, TWILA's Neil Melancon breaks down the cost of raising soybeans and why the economics just doesn't add up this season.
Agritourism Spotlight -- DixieMaze Farms
From murder mystery dinner parties like "the Ravenwood Masquerade" to a young artist music festival, there are a lot of reasons to check out DixieMaze Farms! They are open 7 days a week, weather permitting, until Halloween so make your plans quickly. There will be farm tours throughout the day, pumpkin carving, costume contests, the corn maze, or spooky stories with s'mores. #Halloween is sure to be a hit at DixieMaze Farms with fun for the entire family!
Feasting on Agriculture -- Stab's Prime Steak & Seafood
In Baton Rouge, Stab's Prime Steak and Seafood is the perfect place for upscale, prime-time flavor! From marquis cocktails to succulent steaks, our very own AJ Sabine shows how stab's unique cooking techniques make of the most of Louisiana beef on this month's Feasting on Agriculture.