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High Waters

July 12, 2019

On the day we filmed this TWILA episode, Tropical Storm #Barry was just beginning to form in the Gulf of Mexico. The outer bands of the tropical system dumped more than eight inches of rain on New Orleans, flooding many parts of the city that same day. As Louisiana residents brace for Barry’s landfall tomorrow, we will continue to bring you the latest news and coverage of the storm. Stay safe this weekend. #LouisianaStrong

Cotton: The Fabric of Home

July 12, 2019

According to a recent Nielsen Study, 81% of consumers "feel strongly that companies should help improve the environment." While "sustainability" may be a new trending buzzword in corporate America, conservation has always been a top priority for farmers and ranchers. As stewards of the land, farmers want their land to be sustainable for generations to come. This week, TWILA's Karl Wiggers introduces us to a 4th generation farmer in Tensas Parish who is pulling back the curtain to show consumers how he cares for his land. #cotton

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Food & Fireworks

July 12, 2019

The July 4th holiday may be over, but most of us will continue to fire up the grill all summer long. As TWILA’s Neil Melancon tells us, steady prices at the grocery store will help to keep that summer tradition alive. #july4th #grillingseason

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https://www.fb.org/newsroom/july-4th-...

50 Years of Horsing Around

July 12, 2019

According to the LSU AgCenter, the Louisiana #horse industry injects an estimated $2 billion a year into the state's economy. It's also an industry that continues to attract young people. TWILA’s Avery Davidson takes us to the 50th Annual Louisiana 4-H & FFA State Horse Show, where the young people involved in the show are not just horsing around.

Rice Struggles

July 12, 2019

Louisiana #rice farmers have struggled to produce a successful crop this season. Heavy rains flooded fields early in the season and put the crop way behind its normal growing cycle. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux takes us to Crowley for an update on the crop.

In Season -- Ruston Farmers Market

July 12, 2019

Farmers markets are one of the treasures of the summer season, and it’s fun to hit different locations across the state to explore all of our delicious Louisiana offerings. The Ruston Farmers Market kicked off their season with a special Summerfest celebration, featuring a dunking booth, cooking demonstrations and live music!

For more information, visit:
http://www.rustonfarmersmarket.org/

TWILA Boost -- The Farm Bureau Family

July 12, 2019

In preparation for the 97th Annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Convention, we asked several of our Farm Bureau members and volunteer leaders to explain what this organization means to them. Some said Farm Bureau is a unified voice for agriculture; some said the organization offers opportunity and empowerment for members. But the most common and unified response was simple: Farm Bureau is truly a family. #lfbf19

For more information, visit:
https://lafarmbureau.com/