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TFA Media Release No. 28 – Welsh Capital Grants Scheme Must be Open to all Tenants
16th Nov

2015

Welsh Capital Grants Scheme Must be Open to all Tenants The Tenant Farmers Association in Wales, TFA Cymru, has told the Welsh Government that it must not exclude farm tenants with short lengths of term from being able to obtain ...

TFA Media Release No. 27 – Chatsworth Takes Hard Line on Farm Tenant Repairs
13th Oct

2015

Chatsworth Takes Hard Line on Farm Tenant Repairs The Tenant Farmers Association has expressed its alarm at the hard line being taken by some rural landlords, including the Chatsworth Estate, in response to a statutory rebalancing of ...

TFA Media Release No. 26 – Dairy Sector Needs “Much Improved” Levy Board
13th Oct

2015

Dairy Sector Needs “Much Improved” Levy Board The Tenant Farmers Association has challenged the performance of the dairy sector’s levy board, AHDB Dairy. Following a meeting with a representative of the AHDB Dairy board and its ...

TFA Media Release No. 25 – Mike Keeble 1938 – 2015
30th Sep

2015

Mike Keeble 1938 – 2015 The Tenant Farmers Association has expressed its deep sadness following the death of Mike Keeble. TFA National Chairman Stephen Wyrill said “Mike was a passionate stockman and staunch advocate of upland ...

TFA Media Release No. 24 – Farm Rents Beginning to Fall – Tenants Need Advice
22nd Sep

2015

Farm Rents Beginning to Fall – Tenants Need Advice The Tenant Farmers Association has said that farm tenants are very much in the driving seat when it comes to this autumn’s rent reviews. Having seen a large number of farm rent ...

TFA Media Release No. 23 – DEFRA Drops the Ball With its “Dual Use” Decision
22nd Sep

2015

DEFRA Drops the Ball With its “Dual Use” Decision The Tenant Farmers Association has criticised DEFRA’s decision to continue to allow two separate individuals to claim under different Common Agricultural Policy schemes on ...

TFA Media Release No. 22 – Public Sector Food Procurement Failing British Farmers
9th Sep

2015

Public Sector Food Procurement Failing British Farmers The Tenant Farmers Association has accused the UK Government of failing to support British agriculture through its lack of commitment to source food for the public sector from ...

TFA Media Release No. 21 – TFA Welcomes Work Done to Help Farming Sector But More Needs to be Done
28th Aug

2015

TFA Welcomes Work Done to Help Farming Sector But More Needs to be Done The Tenant Farmers Association welcomes the amount of work that farming organisations have done over the last few weeks to help the farming sector but says that ...

TFA Media Release No. 20 – TFA Conference to Focus on Longer Term Farm Tenancies
10th Aug

2015

TFA Conference to Focus on Longer Term Farm Tenancies The Tenant Farmers Association is staging a special conference on 01 September to coincide with the 20th Anniversary of the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 as part of its campaign ...

TFA Media Release No. 19 – Supermarkets are Failing British Consumers
10th Aug

2015

Supermarkets are Failing British Consumers The Tenant Farmers Association has accused the UK’s biggest supermarkets of operating against the long-term interests of British consumers. Speaking before today’s emergency farming summit ...

TFA Media Release No. 18 – DEFRA’s Long Term Farming Plan Must Address Short Term Tenancies
13th Jul

2015

DEFRA’s Long Term Farming Plan Must Address Short Term Tenancies The Tenant Farmers Association has called on DEFRA to ensure that its forthcoming long-term plan for agriculture includes measures to lengthen the terms of Farm ...

TFA Media Release No. 17 – Share Farming Could be a Solution for Tenant Retirement
13th Jul

2015

Share Farming Could be a Solution for Tenant Retirement The Tenant Farmers Association has suggested that share farming could assist both with easing farm tenants into retirement whilst providing opportunities for new entrants. ...

TFA Media Release No. 16 – Chancellor Must Review Farm Land Taxation
6th Jul

2015

Chancellor Must Review Farm Land Taxation The Tenant Farmers Association is urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer to review the taxation of farmland, particularly in relation to farm tenancies, as part of the new Government’s first ...