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TFA Media Release 34 – George Dunn Completes 5 Years as Chairman of Farming Charity
17th Dec

2015

George Dunn Completes 5 Years as Chairman of Farming Charity The Tenant Farmers Association’s long-standing, Chief Executive George Dunn has notched up five years as Chairman of the farm charity, The Farming Community Network (FCN) ...

TFA Media Release No. 33 – New Strategy for the Dairy Sector Needed Urgently
14th Dec

2015

New Strategy for the Dairy Sector Needed Urgently The Tenant Farmers Association is calling for a new strategy for the dairy sector to help hard-pressed dairy farmers faced with current low prices and little prospect of immediate ...

TFA Media Release No. 32 – Herefordshire Council Witholds Vital Farms Report
2nd Dec

2015

Herefordshire Council Witholds Vital Farms Report The Tenant Farmers Association is pressing Herefordshire Council to release a report on its smallholdings estate which the Council is holding under lock and key. TFA Chief Executive ...

TFA Media Release No. 31 – Herefordshire Council Cabinet Lacks Sound Judgement
26th Nov

2015

Herefordshire Council Cabinet Lacks Sound Judgement The Tenant Farmers Association has accused Herefordshire Council’s Cabinet of riding roughshod over the Council’s own governance by overturning a recommendation from the ...

TFA Media Release No. 30 – TFA Holds Constructive Dialogue With AHDB Dairy
25th Nov

2015

TFA Holds Constructive Dialogue With AHDB Dairy The Tenant Farmers Association’s National Chairman Stephen Wyrill and Chief Executive George Dunn have met with the full board of AHDB Dairy for detailed discussions over concerns ...

TFA Media Release No. 29 – Welsh Government Needs to Pay More Heed to Tenant Farmers
23rd Nov

2015

Welsh Government Needs to Pay More Heed to Tenant Farmers The Tenant Farmers Association in Wales, TFA Cymru, has called on the Welsh Government to ensure it is giving priority to issues affecting tenant farmers in Wales. Following the ...

TFA Media Release No. 28 – Welsh Capital Grants Scheme Must be Open to all Tenants
16th Nov

2015

Welsh Capital Grants Scheme Must be Open to all Tenants The Tenant Farmers Association in Wales, TFA Cymru, has told the Welsh Government that it must not exclude farm tenants with short lengths of term from being able to obtain ...

TFA Media Release No. 27 – Chatsworth Takes Hard Line on Farm Tenant Repairs
13th Oct

2015

Chatsworth Takes Hard Line on Farm Tenant Repairs The Tenant Farmers Association has expressed its alarm at the hard line being taken by some rural landlords, including the Chatsworth Estate, in response to a statutory rebalancing of ...

TFA Media Release No. 26 – Dairy Sector Needs “Much Improved” Levy Board
13th Oct

2015

Dairy Sector Needs “Much Improved” Levy Board The Tenant Farmers Association has challenged the performance of the dairy sector’s levy board, AHDB Dairy. Following a meeting with a representative of the AHDB Dairy board and its ...

TFA Media Release No. 25 – Mike Keeble 1938 – 2015
30th Sep

2015

Mike Keeble 1938 – 2015 The Tenant Farmers Association has expressed its deep sadness following the death of Mike Keeble. TFA National Chairman Stephen Wyrill said “Mike was a passionate stockman and staunch advocate of upland ...

TFA Media Release No. 24 – Farm Rents Beginning to Fall – Tenants Need Advice
22nd Sep

2015

Farm Rents Beginning to Fall – Tenants Need Advice The Tenant Farmers Association has said that farm tenants are very much in the driving seat when it comes to this autumn’s rent reviews. Having seen a large number of farm rent ...

TFA Media Release No. 23 – DEFRA Drops the Ball With its “Dual Use” Decision
22nd Sep

2015

DEFRA Drops the Ball With its “Dual Use” Decision The Tenant Farmers Association has criticised DEFRA’s decision to continue to allow two separate individuals to claim under different Common Agricultural Policy schemes on ...

TFA Media Release No. 22 – Public Sector Food Procurement Failing British Farmers
9th Sep

2015

Public Sector Food Procurement Failing British Farmers The Tenant Farmers Association has accused the UK Government of failing to support British agriculture through its lack of commitment to source food for the public sector from ...