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 2018
2018 Look Back — Louisiana YF&R Achievement Award Winners
The Louisiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award recognizes farmers and ranchers under the age of 35 who have thriving farm operations and a strong involvement in Farm Bureau. Jacob and Kari Rumbaugh of Caddo Parish received the 2018 YF&R Achievement Award, and will go on to compete at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in New Orleans this January. TWILA’s Karl Wiggers gives us a look back at the Rumbaugh’s farm profile.
2018 Look Back — A Working Understanding
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is working on his plans for the next Louisiana Legislative Session. But earlier this year, he was working on a boat. As we continue our look back at our favorite stories from 2018, TWILA’s Avery Davidson takes you back on the water for Governor Edwards' working tour.
2018 Look Back — Slow Moving Disaster
The top story from this year was the slow moving disaster that hit Louisiana soybean farmers. It started out to look like one of the best crops on record, and some farmers did get amazing yields. However, a combination of bad weather and market conditions that stopped the crop from moving made it a total disaster for some farmers like Richard Fontenot, who told TWILA's Neil Melancon that he lost more than two thirds of his crop in just two weeks.
2018 Look Back — Blooming on the Bayou
This year we launched a new gardening segment called Blooming on the Bayou, where TWILA's Kristen Oaks-White got a chance to dig into one of her favorite hobbies! She also traveled the state and met lots of great experts in the field, who helped all of us grow better gardens. This week, TWILA’s Kristen Oaks-White gives us a look back on some of her favorite highlights from Blooming on the Bayou. #bayoublooms