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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 ...

TFA Media Release No. 15 – Arable Farmers Need Longer Tenancy Agreements
9th Jun

2015

Arable Farmers Need Longer Tenancy Agreements The Tenant Farmers Association will be using its presence at this year’s Cereals Event to further its campaign for longer term Farm Business Tenancies. Launched to coincide with the 20th ...

TFA Media Release No. 14 – Council Owned Farms are Assets For Us All
3rd Jun

2015

Council Owned Farms are Assets For Us All The Tenant Farmers Association has defended Council ownership of farms against an attack from the Tax Payers Alliance which said that Councils had no business owning these and other assets. TFA ...

TFA Media Release No. 13 – Cross Industry Group to Focus on the Dairy Sector
28th May

2015

Cross Industry Group to Focus on the Dairy Sector The Tenant Farmers Association is taking part in a new cross-industry group looking to address volatility in the dairy sector. Acknowledging that the current situation in the dairy ...

TFA Media Release N0. 12 – Is Measuring Total Return From Farmland Leading to Bad Management?
26th May

2015

Is Measuring Total Return From Farmland Leading to Bad Management? The Tenant Farmers Association is questioning whether there is a better way of reporting on the investment performance of farmland than the current practice of using ...

TFA Media Release No. 11 – Farming Organisations Agree That Work Needed to Improve Milk Contracts
18th May

2015

Farming Organisations Agree That Work Needed to Improve Milk Contracts A working group of farming organisations has met to assess the current state of the dairy sector and to review areas where they can work collaboratively. ...