This Week in Louisiana Agriculture

Louisiana Farm Life

Sharing the Stories of Louisiana's Farmers & Ranchers

 

Scotty Fontenot

September 28, 2018

We've told you all month long, that September is National Rice Month. It's a month where many rice farmers are finishing up the harvest of their first crop, and gearing up for the ratoon crop: the second crop that grows from the rice stubble. This week, TWILA's Karl Wiggers introduces us to one rice farmers in Evangeline parish who is beginning to flood some crawfish ponds, as he prepares for the next season of his "Louisiana Farm Life."

Noble Guedon

August 17, 2018

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest crop report, Louisiana farmers have harvested about 30% of the state's corn crop. More than 50% of Louisiana rice acres have been harvested, and farmers are just beginning to cut soybeans.

Dezeré Richard

July 13, 2018

The Natural Resources Conservation Service has a long list of programs available to help farmers and ranchers to be better stewards of their land. TWILA's Karl Wiggers takes us south of Lake Charles, where one rancher is putting those programs to good use. -- Want to know when we post?

Butch Oaks

May 18, 2018

Many of Louisiana's multi-generation farmers can trace their agricultural roots as far back as records allow. There are others who are just beginning that legacy on the farm and planting new traditions for future generations. This week, TWILA's Karl Wiggers introduces us to a producer in Ouachita Parish who blends those two narratives in his very own, Louisiana Farm Life.

Ronnie & Lloyd Triche

February 16, 2018

South Louisiana is home to a wide variety of farmers. Some farmers grow sugar cane while others catch crawfish. Some drag nets for shrimp, and others grow the rice served with that shrimp. This week, Karl Wiggers takes us to the Deep South, to Terrebonne parish, where he introduces us to a father and son who have raised cattle for more than 40 years.

Amy Weeks

November 4, 2017

Did you know that many of the fruits and vegetables you love depend on the help of pollinators for their production? And the most well known, and loved, pollinator is the honeybee. For Amy Weeks of West Monroe, bee hives are more than a source of food and income.

Roy McIntyre

October 6, 2017

For Roy Mcintyre, agriculture has been a way of life for as long as he can remember. In this edition of Louisiana Farm Life, TWILA's Karl Wigger show us how that way of life began in his childhood on the family farm, took him around the world, and today, he's rebuilding his herd and his passion at home in Franklin Parish.

Ryan & Kim Doré

August 26, 2017

As corn and soybean farmers are getting their crop out of the fields, Louisiana sugarcane farmers are busy planting their crop. That's exactly what Ryan and Kim Doré of New Iberia are doing right now.

Joey Register

May 13, 2016

In DeSoto Parish, farmers raising cattle and poultry are contributing as much money to the economy as its timber industry, according to the LSU AgCenter's Ag Summary. In this edition of Louisiana Farm Life, TWILA's Karl Wiggers introduces us to a farmer there who has played a big part in making that economic shift happen.

Iverstine Family Farms

April 29, 2016

As the average age of a Louisiana farmer grows older each year, it's crucial that more young farmers get involved in agriculture. In this edition of Louisiana Farm Life, TWILA's Karl Wiggers takes us to Kentwood, where one young rancher is bringing new life into the livestock industry.