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TFA Media Release – MR19/43 – TFA Sets Out General Election Priorities
11th Nov

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has published its main priorities for the next Government following the General Election on 12 December. TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn, said “As we head towards the third UK General Election in ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/42 – Welsh Government Farm Policy Proposals Lack Balance
6th Nov

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association in Wales (TFA Cymru) has warned that the future policy proposals for agriculture, tabled by the Welsh Government, are too slanted towards environmental objectives and have insufficient content around ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/41 – Tenant Farmers Beleaguered by Bad Weather and Bad Science
5th Nov

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) reports that the recurring themes from its latest round of Regional Committee discussions are the struggles in dealing with the prolonged period of bad weather, compounded by the poorly informed ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/40 – Rural Landlords Are Offering Cripplingly Low Security of Tenure
30th Oct

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has reacted with dismay at newly released figures showing that security of tenure on agricultural tenancies continues to be in decline. Statistics released this month by the Central Association of ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/39 – A General Election Now Is Not What We Need
29th Oct

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has said that Parliament should be given the chance of properly scrutinising the Government’s EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, rather than being dissolved for a General Election. TFA Chief Executive, ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/38 – Short-Term Speculation is Ruining the Let Sector of Agriculture
21st Oct

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has warned that the let sector of agriculture in England and Wales is being ruined by short-term thinking by landowners and their advisers. TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn said “There is no doubt ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/37 – Queens Speech Must Deliver Better Agriculture Bill for Farm Tenants
7th Oct

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is pressing the Government to come forward with a new Agriculture Bill in the Queen’s Speech to provide better provisions for tenant farmers who are responsible for around one-third of the ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/36 – Still Time to Sign up for The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme
23rd Sep

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is encouraging all tenant farmers and other family farms to consider signing up to The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme organised by The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF). The Farm Resilience ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/35 – Early Advice Essential to Stop Farming Problems From Festering
17th Sep

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is encouraging tenant farmers and others who do not own the land they farm, to take advice before making major land occupation decisions. With heavy competition for land, there is often a temptation ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/34 – Prorogation Places Farm Policy Timetable Under Major Stress
10th Sep

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is urging DEFRA and the Welsh Government to accept that they will need to build in a longer transition period before introducing new policy measures for agriculture and the farmed environment. DEFRA ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/33 – Leaving the EU without a Plan is the Worst of All Scenarios
2nd Sep

2019

As Parliament returns after the summer recess, the Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is pressing for the emergence of some clear plans for how we will deal with the range of possible Brexit scenarios currently in play. The TFA has ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/32 – Taxation System Should Not Reward Poor Farm Tenancy Practice
19th Aug

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, ahead of the Autumn Budget, with proposals for reform of taxation to encourage longer, more sustainable Farm Business Tenancies (FBTs). TFA Chief ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/31 – No Deal ‘Undesirable’ for the Rural Economy But We Must be Prepared, say CLA and TFA
12th Aug

2019

Two leading organisations representing the rural economy have written to the Prime Minister to set out how best to mitigate the risks to the agriculture sector of a No Deal Brexit. The Country Land and Business Association and the ...