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TFA Media Release – MR20/09 – MPs Must Amend the Agriculture Bill to Protect Standards in Trade
24th Feb

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is calling upon MPs on the House of Commons Agriculture Bill Committee to secure an amendment to the Bill to guarantee standards in trade in food. TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn, said “There is ...

Joint Industry Media Release – Three Crop Rule Derogation Urgently Needed to Manage Flood Impacts
19th Feb

2020

TFA Media Release – MR20/08 – A Lot on The Plate for the New DEFRA Secretary of State
17th Feb

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed the promotion of George Eustice to become the new DEFRA Secretary of State. TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn, said “It’s good to see that the Prime Minister has appointed someone ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/07 – Landlords Urged to Give Rent Abatements to Weather Impacted Farm Tenants
11th Feb

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is asking rural landlords to consider offering rent abatements to their farm tenants who have been severely affected by months of poor weather which has impacted crop planting for the coming season. ...

TFA Media Release MR20/06 – The Tenant Farmers Association Briefs MPs for Agriculture Bill Debate
3rd Feb

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has produced a briefing for the Second Reading of the Agriculture Bill 2019 which takes place today (03 February) in the House of Commons.  The briefing can be read, in full, below. TFA Chief ...

TFA Media Release MR20/05 – UK Government Must Match Rhetoric with Action on Farm Trade and Standards
27th Jan

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has joined with over 60 farming, food, environmental and animal welfare lobby groups in writing to the Prime Minister calling upon the Government to take affirmative action to support our high ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/04 – Committee on Climate Change: Right on Tenancies Wrong on Diet
23rd Jan

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has reacted to the report published by the Committee on Climate Change, which looks at the contribution of land-use towards achieving net zero carbon emissions. Despite congratulating the committee ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/03 – New Agriculture Bill in Better Shape Than Its Predecessor
20th Jan

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has congratulated DEFRA on making important improvements to the new Agriculture Bill, showing that it has taken on board many of the criticisms of the previous Bill. New aspects of the Bill that are ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/02 – New Agriculture Bill Must Not Leave Tenant Farmers Out in the Cold
13th Jan

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has written to DEFRA Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers MP, in advance of the publication of the new Agriculture Bill. The TFA has stressed that the Agriculture Bill must not lack provisions, ...

TFA Media Release MR20/01 – The Chancellor Should Use “Fiscal Levers” to Assist Progressive Farmers
6th Jan

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer to use his spring Budget to bring the farmland market into better balance, providing a sound platform for a progressive farming industry post Brexit. A ...

TFA Media Release MR19/49 – 5 Reasons Why You Must Attend One of the TFA Spring Roadshow Seminars
23rd Dec

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is running a roadshow of eight, free to attend, seminars throughout England in January and February 2020. The theme of the roadshow is “Taking Control of Our Farming Futures – Leading from the ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/48 – 2020: A Year of Preparation for the Food and Farming Industry
19th Dec

2019

The National Chairman of the Tenant Farmers Association (TFA), James Gray, has said that the farming industry and the supply chains into which it feeds must be ‘match fit’ to both capitalise on the opportunities of life outside the ...

TFA Media Release – MR19/47 – CPRE Report Backs TFA Line on County Council Farms
16th Dec

2019

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed a new report from the countryside charity, CPRE, which backs its call for a major overhaul of Government policy towards County Council smallholding estates. A central recommendation ...