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Media Release – MR18/20 – POST BREXIT FARM POLICY MUST CENTRE ON ACTIVE FARMERS
23rd May

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) of England and Wales has said that in designing new, post-Brexit policy frameworks for agriculture and the rural environment, active farmers must be the focus of any new schemes. The TFA defines ...

Media Release – MR18/19 – Reform in Food Supply Chains is the Key to Health and Harmony Success
8th May

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has submitted its response to the DEFRA Health and Harmony consultation, and challenged the Government to understand its responsibility to deliver a new deal for farmers within the supply chain. TFA ...

Media Release – MR18/18 – LEARN FROM THE PAST FOR NEW AGRI ENVIRONMENT MEASURES
1st May

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is encouraging DEFRA to return to the principles of the Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) scheme when developing new agri-environment policy for the post Brexit era. DEFRA’s “Health and ...

Media Release – MR18/17 – ASDA/SAINSBURY’S MERGER MUST TRIGGER ADJUDICATOR RETHINK
1st May

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is calling for the Government to rethink its refusal to extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) in light of the proposed merger between Asda and Sainsbury’s. Unfair practices ...

TFA Media Release MR18/16 – Difficult start to the year for farmers cannot be ignored
23rd Apr

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is warning that the difficult start to the year experienced by many farmers throughout the country will continue to impact on farm businesses for the remainder of the year. TFA Chief Executive, ...

Media Release – MR18/15 – Government Must Not Leave Tenant Farming as the “Cinderella Sector“
18th Apr

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is seeking assurances from Government that the farmers represented by the TFA will not be left behind as the Government develops new farming and environmental policies for the post Brexit era. ...

TFA Media Release 18/14 TFA CYMRU – WE CAN WORK WITH CABINET SECRETARY’S VISION FOR WELSH AGRICULTURE
28th Mar

2018

TFA Cymru, The Tenant Farmers Association in Wales, has welcomed the principles for future farm policy in Wales set out by the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM. TFA Chief Executive George ...

TFA Media Release MR18/13 – NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR FARM RENT REVIEW HIKES
21st Mar

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is applauding the decision by the majority of its members’ landlords to abstain from rent hikes in the normal round of spring farm rent reviews. Despite this generally favourable position, the ...

TFA Media Release MR18/11 – GOVERNMENT MUST NOT TAKE A PIECEMEAL APPROACH TO FUTURE FARM POLICY
8th Mar

2018

Government must not take a piecemeal approach to FUTURE farm policy The Tenant Farmers Association’s National Chairman James Gray has stressed the importance of Government seeing the bigger picture in the development of post Brexit ...

TFA National Chairman 2018 AGM Speech – in full
8th Mar

2018

Tenant Farmers Association THIRTY- SIXTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING THURSDAY, 08 MARCH 2018 Report from the National Chairman It is hard to believe that a year has passed since I made my first report as TFA National Chairman.  The TFA, of ...

TFA Media Release: 18/10 – “HEALTH AND HARMONY” CONSULTATION SETS AGENDA FOR A NEW DEAL FOR UK AGRICULTURE
27th Feb

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has said that the publication of a consultation document for the future of food farming and the environment enables the farming industry to see the whites of the Government’s eyes and sets the ...

TFA Media Release: 18/09 – Positive hints from Gove NFU speech but more detail needed
20th Feb

2018

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed DEFRA Secretary of State, Michael Gove’s clarification on protection of standards in future trading arrangements, access to labour and public food procurement as delivered in ...

Farming groups and charities condemn Government response to food system abuse as ‘utterly weak’
16th Feb

2018

The TFA, together with farming groups and charities speak out against the Government’s response to tackle food system abuse.    Farming groups, consumers and charities have strongly criticised the Government’s failure to ...