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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 ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/36: Farming Organisations Set Out Proposals for Future Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) programme
5th Oct

2020

Leading farming organisations have come together to set out their proposals for future government policy that can form the foundation of sustainable farming in England for generations to come. The NFU, CLA, TFA, GWCT, LEAF, Sustainable ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/35: Time for Tenants to Take the Initiative on Farm Rent Reviews
21st Sep

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is advising all tenant farmers to consider whether they should be pursuing a farm rent review. Most farm tenancies contain provisions for a rent review that can be used by either landlords or ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/34 – Last Days for Amendments to the UK Agriculture Bill
14th Sep

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is seeking crucial amendments to the Agriculture Bill as it enters its final Parliamentary stages. This week, members of the House of Lords will begin debating the Report Stage of the Agriculture ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/33 – Tenants Need to Be in the Driving Seat for Autumn Farm Rent Reviews
24th Aug

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is urging farm tenants to take the initiative on farm rent reviews this autumn. With the end to the EU exit transitional period, farm businesses face significant changes in Government policy and in ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/32 – Proposed New Environmental Land Management Scheme Fails to Impress
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 ...