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TFA Media Release – MR20/26 – Peers Must Be Given Time and Space to Scrutinise the Agricultural Bill
1st Jun

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has cautioned that the next stage of the Agriculture Bill must not be rushed in the House of Lords. TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn, said “Everyone recognises how vital this piece of legislation ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/25 – No Excuse for Scheme Payments to Farmers to Be Delayed
18th May

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has said that DEFRA and the Welsh Government must work harder to get scheme payments out to farmers on time. TFA National Chairman, Mark Coulman, said “Even before the country was hit by the ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/24 – Farming and the Outdoor Economy Could Lead Covid-19 Recovery
11th May

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s statement on planned measures to relax some of the restrictions put in place by the Government to control the spread of Covid-19. TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/23 – Covid-19 Dairy Support – A Late but Important Piece of the Jigsaw
7th May

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed the news that dairy farmers impacted most by the loss of market resulting from the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions are to receive a grant of up to £10,000 each. TFA Chief ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/22 – The Agriculture Bill Must Be Amended When It Returns to Parliament
5th May

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has written to DEFRA minister, Victoria Prentis MP, to make a plea for the Government to consider important amendments to the Agriculture Bill in light of the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/21 – Lessons Must be Learned for Future Farm Schemes
29th Apr

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA), has called for lessons to be learned when designing future farm schemes following the two major announcements by the Rural Payment Agency (RPA) this week. The news that BPS and Stewardship claim ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/20 – We Need Time to Rethink Our Food and Environmental Security
27th Apr

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is calling for the Government to pause plans for major policy change for food, farming and the farmed environment. With the UK’s exit from the European Union and the forthcoming end of the ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/19 – AHDB Requires a Significant Shakeup to Be Fit for Purpose
20th Apr

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed the publication of the Government’s response to the request for views on the operation of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and urges the Government to press ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/18 – Dairy Sector Needs Support like Never Before
15th Apr

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is calling for the Government to coordinate an emergency response to the current crisis within the dairy sector. The overnight loss of food service, hospitality and catering outlets as a result of ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/17 – Covid-19: Food Retailers Must Act Responsibly
6th Apr

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has warned that retailers who have been handed the monopoly on getting food to consumers, must act responsibly. TFA National Chairman, Mark Coulman, said “At this time of emergency, the Government ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/16 – Joint Appeal for Farming Landlords and Tenants to Work Together During These Challenging Times
31st Mar

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) are working together to support landlords and their farming tenants in these unparalleled times, with all sectors being impacted by the current ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/15 – It’s Never Been So Important to Look Out for One Another
24th Mar

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) recognises the increased pressures being faced by those farming the land they do not own and offers the following advice during this difficult time. As each day passes, it seems new challenges are ...

TFA Media Release MR20/14 – TFA Calls for Landlords to Give Respite to Farm Tenants Facing Covid-19 Difficulties
24th Mar

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA), is calling on all landlords to give respite to those farmers with whom they have land occupation agreements and who are experiencing difficulties as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic. TFA ...