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

2018 Thanksgiving Market Basket Survey

As you prepare your Thanksgiving menu and head out to the grocery store, we have a heaping helping of good news to deliver! The American Farm Bureau Federation just released the results of their annual #Thanksgiving Market Basket Survey, and the average cost of this year's Thanksgiving dinner is at $48.90, the lowest it's been in the past eight years. This week, TWILA's Neil Melancon breaks down the results of the survey to help you plan your holiday feast.

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Congratulations, Don Molino!

You know the name, and you certainly know the voice! Don Molino has been the voice of Louisiana's farm news radio for more than 30 years. Last week, the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) recognized Molino as its 2018 National Farm Broadcaster of the Year at its annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri. It is the highest honor given by the farm broadcasting industry. Congratulations, Don!

Happy Thanksgiving from TWILA

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we want to show our appreciation to all of the farmers and ranchers who work hard to provide the food, fiber, and timber we all use every day. If you ate today, thank a farmer. If you wore clothes today, thank a farmer. If you slept soundly last night, thank a farmer. If you got to do something today other than worry about your next meal, thank a farmer.

For all of us here at TWILA, Happy Thanksgiving. #thankafarmer

Feasting on Agriculture -- Soji

If you're craving a creative twist on Asian cuisine in Baton Rouge, then you're in luck! In this month's installment of Feasting on Agriculture, TWILA's AJ Sabine takes us to the new Soji: Modern Asian Restaurant, where Chef Ryan Andre is serving up creative Asian dishes using farm-fresh ingredients.

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