This Week in Louisiana Agriculture

This Week in Louisiana Agriculture

Bringing Louisiana Farmers & Consumers Together Every Week.


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.”




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Highlights from this week’s show

Strong Levees, Stronger Women

March 15, 2019

New Orleans is not the only area where the Mississippi River is at flood stage. Further north in Morganza, they're considering opening the spillway there, and the river has already flooded the Fore Bay area, which has some of the most productive farm land in the area. As TWILA’s Neil Melancon explains, it's an additional challenge for one young farmer, as the waters get higher on the levees that surround her land.


A Family Affair

March 15, 2019

Mardi Gras is an institution in Louisiana. But the holiday includes more than just the typical bead-catching, ladder-sitting, parade-going festivities that most people take part in during Carnival. In rural Louisiana towns like Eunice, Church Point, and Mamou — men don colorful homemade costumes, ride around on horses begging for gumbo ingredients, and run through a field chasing chickens! TWILA's Karl Wiggers takes us to Ville Platte, where the Cajun tradition of Courir de Mardi Gras is a family affair.

Blooming on the Bayou — Spring in the Garden

March 15, 2019

The birds are chirping, the sun is out, and the trees are blooming... #spring is almost here!!! For gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts, it's the most wonderful time of the year! In the latest edition of "Blooming on the Bayou," TWILA's Kristen Oaks-White teams up with LSU AgCenter Consumer Horticulturist, Heather Kirk-Ballard to help us jump-start our lawn and landscapes for the spring season.

LSU AgCenter Lawn & Garden Resources

Crawfish Prices • March 15th

March 15, 2019

Cold weather, a shortage of workers to process them and other factors have bumped up crawfish prices this week. Despite the higher price, the demand is also high in the first full week of Lent. Here are your weekly #crawfish prices from across the state.

Crawfish City
Blue Crawfish Co.
Craws & Claws
Crawfish App


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