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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 ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/13 – 3-CROP RULE TO BE AXED FOR FARMERS WITH WATERLOGGED LAND
20th Mar

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA), is delighted with today’s announcement from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) that the crop diversification rules under the Basic Payment Scheme (known as the three-crop rule) are to be relaxed and ...

TFA Media Release – MR20 /12 – Tenant Farmers Association 38th AGM – National Chairman Report by Mark Coulman – 10 March 2020
10th Mar

2020

Tenant Farmers Association THIRTY – EIGHTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TUESDAY, 10 MARCH 2020 Report from the National Chairman – Mark Coulman It is an immense honour to take over the Chairmanship of the Tenant Farmers Association ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/11 – New TFA National Chairman Calls for Action on Farm Rents
10th Mar

2020

The new National Chairman of the Tenant Farmers Association (TFA), Mark Coulman, is encouraging tenant farmers to consider triggering farm rent reviews this year. Traditionally, the bulk of farm rent reviews fall at the end of March to ...

TFA Media Release – MR20/10 – The Chancellor Must Not be Distracted by Destructive Anti-Farming Advice
2nd Mar

2020

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) is looking to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for some sensible, creative thinking as he delivers his first budget, rather than following the destructive line of his senior economic adviser Dr Tim ...