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TFA Media Release – MR20/32 – Proposed New Environmental Land Management Scheme Fails to ImpressTFA Media Release –
3rd Aug

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has described Government proposals for a new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) in England as disappointing. TFA Farm Policy Adviser, Lynette Steel said, “The TFA supports the development ...

TFA Media Release MR20/31 – Time to Slow Down, Safety on Farm is the Responsibility of the Whole Industry
21st Jul

2020

As the Farm Safety Partnerships, Farm Safety Week campaign begins this week, the Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed the news that farm safety statistics have improved year on year. However, more needs to be done to change ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/30 – Trade Standards Commission Must Not Emulate ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’
13th Jul

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has warned the Government that its newly formed International Trade Standards Commission must have substance and be allowed to have real impact. The argument over standards in trade has been long ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/29: Old-Fashioned Price Wars Suggest Not Much Has Changed in the Retail Food Market
7th Jul

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has expressed its dismay over reports that Tesco is demanding price cuts from its suppliers to allow the retailer to compete with other food retailers. TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn, said “We ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/28 – Implementation Questions Must Not be Neglected When Developing New Government Schemes
23rd Jun

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is calling for DEFRA to provide further detail on its plans for implementation of new policies as we move away from the Common Agricultural Policy. Speaking at a Westminster Forum event today, TFA ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/27 – Tenant Farmers Must Not Be Locked Out of New Government Schemes
22nd Jun

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is warning that tenant farmers in England may not be able to access new Government public payments for public goods schemes. DEFRA is planning to relaunch its consultation on plans for a new ...

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 ...