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TFA Media Release – MR19/24 – TFA Responds to DEFRA Plans for Farm Tenancy Reform
2nd Jul

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has responded to the DEFRA consultation on proposals for reform of agricultural tenancies in England. This is the first major look at agricultural tenancies for over a quarter of a century. The last ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/23 – MPs to Probe What Has Gone Wrong with Stewardship
24th Jun

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed the decision of the House of Commons, Environment Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, to call both Rural Payments Agency and Natural England officials to account on how they have ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/22 – Finally, Some Good News on Agri-Environment Payments
19th Jun

2019

Finally, Some Good News on Agri-Environment Payments The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed the news that participants in both the Environmental Stewardship and Countryside Stewardship schemes should expect to receive their ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/21 – DEFRA Hears Tenant Farmer Views on Tenancy Reform Proposals
18th Jun

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) and DEFRA have joined forces to hold two discussion groups on DEFRA’s consultation on reforms to agricultural tenancies open for responses until 02 July. The events were held at Scotch Corner, ...

TFA Media Release MR19/20 – We Must Uphold Our Standards in Trade Deals
3rd Jun

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is warning the Government not to undermine British farmers by agreeing trade deals which allow imports of agricultural products produced to lower standards than apply domestically. TFA Chief ...

TFA Media Release MR19/19 – Politicians Must Come Together to Avoid a “No Deal” Brexit
28th May

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is urging politicians from across the political spectrum to avoid knee-jerk reactions to the outcome of the European Parliament elections. TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn, said “Outcomes, such as ...

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 ...