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2018 Thanksgiving Market Basket Survey

November 16, 2018

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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2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Holiday Shop

November 16, 2018

It’s not officially the winter season yet, but it certainly felt like it this week! While many of you were cursing the cold weather that blew through the state, citrus growers in Plaquemines Parish are thankful.

That's because the first cold snap actually produces that beautiful orange color on satsumas and kumquats. As TWILA’s Avery Davidson shows us, it's a color that Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation members can have delivered to their parish and even grow in their own backyards.

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Fruits of Labor

November 16, 2018

Did you know that several areas in Louisiana grow citrus fruits? LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux takes us to Houma, where one citrus grower has weathered all sorts of problems to keep producing this sweet crop.

Feasting on Agriculture -- Soji

November 16, 2018

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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Congratulations, Don Molino!

November 16, 2018

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!

FSA Deadlines Approaching

November 16, 2018

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