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TFA Media Release MR21/04 – Changing Tax Is the Only Route to Sustainable Farm Tenancies
22nd Feb

2021

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is once again lobbying for changes in the taxation framework within which agricultural tenancies operate to secure longer and more sustainable farm tenancy agreements. TFA Chief Executive, George ...

TFA Media Release – MR21/03: Strong Interest in BPS Lump Sum Exit Scheme from English Tenant Farmers
8th Feb

2021

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has today published the findings of its survey of tenant farmer views on DEFRA’s plans for a Lump Sum Payment Exit Scheme. The Lump Sum Scheme is one of a suite of schemes DEFRA is introducing as ...

TFA Media Release – MR21/02: Welsh Agricultural Pollution Regulations Will Bring More Pain but No Gain
1st Feb

2021

The Tenant Farmers Association in Wales (TFA Cymru) has said that the decision of the Welsh Government to introduce new agricultural pollution regulations across all farms will achieve nothing except adding costs to farms and driving ...

TFA Media Release – MR21/01: Farm Tenants Must Not Be Excluded from New Schemes and Markets
11th Jan

2021

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is warning that up to half of tenant farmers may be excluded from new Government schemes developed to replace the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and access to developing markets for carbon and ...

TFA Media Release MR20/44 – New Year Means Big Decisions for Farm Tenants
18th Dec

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association’s (TFA) National Chairman, Mark Coulman, has said that 2021 will be a year for big decisions within the tenanted sector of agriculture. “After four and a half years of discussion, debate and argument, ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/43: Welsh White Paper for Agriculture Leaves Farm Tenants Exposed
16th Dec

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association in Wales (TFA Cymru) has said that the Welsh Government has failed to provide adequate safeguards for farm tenants against being shut out from the proposed Sustainable Farming Scheme in its Agriculture ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/42: Path to Sustainable Farming Remains Veiled Despite Government Announcement
30th Nov

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has said that farmers in England will be left feeling very worried following the announcement of DEFRA’s Agricultural Transition Plan today. TFA National Chairman, Mark Coulman said, “There is ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/41: Are the Wheels Falling off the Brexit Bus?
17th Nov

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has expressed its worry that the farming industry in the UK faces a hugely difficult road ahead, as the Brexit transitional arrangements with the EU come to an end on New Year’s Eve. TFA National ...

Joint TFA Media Release – Farming Organisations Voice Frustration at Lack of Detail on Future Farming Policy
11th Nov

2020

Despite four years of discussions with DEFRA and with the end of the EU transitional period now weeks away, very little of the detail surrounding the Government’s plans for future farm policy in England are known. Originally ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/40: Enhanced Role for Trade and Agriculture Commission – A Step Forward
2nd Nov

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has hailed the Government’s decision to enhance the role of the Trade and Agriculture Commission as an important step forward. TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn, said “It’s taken a long time, ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/39 – DEFRA Must Lay Out Its Roadmap for Farming without Further Delay
27th Oct

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has said that farmers the length and breadth of England need clarity on the way ahead for future Government policy for agriculture and the farmed environment. TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn, said ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/38: More Realism Needed in Letting Farm Business Tenancies
19th Oct

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is calling for a greater degree of realism from landlords of farmland and their agents when approaching new Farm Business Tenancies (FBTs). UK agriculture is about to face the prospect of trading ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/37 – Denying MPs a Vote on Trade Standards Commission Bad for Democracy
12th Oct

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has criticised a procedural manoeuvre, which will deny MPs the opportunity of voting on a crucial House of Lords amendment to the Agriculture Bill, strengthening the role of the Trade Standards ...