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TFA Media Release MR19/18: Wild Justice Attack on General Licenses – a Victory of Process Over Outcome
13th May

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed the intervention of DEFRA Secretary of State, Michael Gove, following the shambolic way in which Natural England has handled the response to the legal challenge from the campaign group ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/17 – National Trust Farm Tenants to Benefit from Leading Farm Business Programme
30th Apr

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has commended the National Trust for taking the initiative in offering its tenants access to The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme organised by The Prince’s Countryside Fund (the Fund). The ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/16 – House of Lords Supports Greater Flexibility for Tenant Farmers
29th Apr

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed a report from an influential House of Lords Committee which has called for the Government to address restrictions on farm tenancy agreements which prevent tenant farmers from ...

TFA Media Release MR19/15 – Farm Families Need Greater Security of Tenure Too
17th Apr

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has called, once again, for action to improve security of tenure for farm tenants. There has been much in the news this week about the Government’s plans to improve security of tenure for ...

TFA Media Release MR19/14 – English and Welsh Governments Open the Door to Farm Tenancy Changes
8th Apr

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed the launch of concurrent consultations on agricultural tenancies in England and Wales planned for tomorrow. These consultations spring from a comprehensive report delivered to DEFRA and ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/13 – RPA Performance Must Improve Starting with Bridging Payments to Cover all Delays
1st Apr

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is pleased to hear that the RPA has completed over 98% of 2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments in advance of the June deadline, this shows significant improvement in the Agency’s processing ...

UK Farming Roundtable Urges MPs to Deliver Brexit Certainty
29th Mar

2019

Media Release Thursday 28 March 2019 UK Farming Roundtable Urges MPs to Deliver Brexit Certainty The UK Farming Roundtable1, representing farmers and growers from agricultural organisations across the UK, has today written to all MPs ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/12 – Additional Time Granted for Brexit Negotiations Must be Used Wisely
25th Mar

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is urging all Members of Parliament to work constructively over the next few days to make the most of the additional time made available to the UK to negotiate our exit from the EU. TFA Chief ...

TFA Media Release MR19/11 – TFA National Chairman 2019 AGM Speech – in Full
14th Mar

2019

***EMBARGOED UNTIL 0:01 ON THURSDAY 14 MARCH 2019*** Tenant Farmers Association 37th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING THURSDAY, 14 MARCH 2019 Report from the National Chairman, James Gray 2018 will live long in the memories of British farmers ...

TFA Media Release MR19/10 – Post Brexit Policy for Agriculture Must Be Better Not Just Different
14th Mar

2019

***EMBARGOED UNTIL 0:01 ON THURSDAY 14 MARCH 2019*** The Tenant Farmers Association’s (TFA’s), National Chairman, James Gray, warns that we must not waste the opportunity afforded by Brexit to put in better policies for food, ...

TFA Media Release MR19/09 – Farmer Confidence Drops as Agri-Environment Schemes Fail to Deliver
11th Mar

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has expressed its deep concern that confidence in agri-environment schemes amongst tenant farmers in England is waning due to poor administration by Natural England and the Rural Payments Agency ...

TFA Media Release MR19/07 – The Great County Farm Sell Off Must Stop!
20th Feb

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is saddened to hear of another county council plan to sell off part of their farm holdings. Staffordshire County Council has to date, had a vibrant and large county farms estate. However, last week ...

TFA Media Release MR19/08 – Gove Must Commit to Bridging Payments for Everyone
19th Feb

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is calling for DEFRA Secretary of State, Michael Gove, to look at the bigger picture when it comes to mobilising farm support payments. This follows Mr Gove’s announcement at this week’s NFU ...