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TFA Media Release No. 11 – National Trust Farm and Housing Tenants Share Joint Concerns
15th Jul

2014

National Trust Farm and Housing Tenants Share Joint Concerns The Tenant Farmers Association has joined with the Tenants Association of the National Trust, which represents the residential tenants of the National Trust, to express their ...

Ode to the Auction
14th Jul

2014

Ode to the Auction By Fred Cactus When we’re born we all know nothing, We have everything to learn. But soon find out in this big world Our living we must earn So we sell our wares, we toil and strive We rush about with speed Trying ...

Media Release No. 10 – Push for Contract and Share Farming “Misguided”
7th Jul

2014

Push for Contract and Share Farming “Misguided” The Tenant Farmers Association has branded as misguided the current trend to support the increasing use of contract and share farming agreements. Speaking in advance of this ...

Media Release No. 09 – DEFRA TB Decision Will Lead to Farm Bankruptcies
30th Jun

2014

DEFRA TB Decision Will Lead to Farm Bankruptcies The Tenant Farmers Association has written to DEFRA Minister George Eustice MP calling for DEFRA to overturn its decision to ban partial derestriction of TB breakdown holdings. Currently ...

Media Release No. 08 – Beef Farmers Unfairly Bear the Brunt of Market Downturn
5th Jun

2014

Beef Farmers Unfairly Bear the Brunt of Market Downturn The Tenant Farmers Association reports the anger of its members following news from EBLEX that at a time when beef prices are facing downward pressure, processors and retailers ...

The humble tile drain, unseen and somewhat forgotten
22nd Apr

2014

The humble tile drain, unseen and somewhat forgotten How things change.  It’s not long ago that the only media interest that would have been shown in sheep was an article in a farming journal, or a paper back “Henry Brewis” ...

Media Release No. 07 – Michael Halford 1931 – 2014: An Ambassador for the Tenanted Sector of Agriculture
14th Apr

2014

Michael Halford 1931 – 2014: An Ambassador for the Tenanted Sector of Agriculture The Tenant Farmers Association is sad to have learnt of the death of one of its past National Chairmen, Michael Halford. TFA Chief Executive, ...

Media Release No. 06 – Budget 2014 – Another Missed Opportunity for Farm Tenancies
24th Mar

2014

Budget 2014 – Another Missed Opportunity for Farm Tenancies The Tenant Farmers Association has written to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to express its disappointment that yet another Budget statement has passed by ...

Media Release No. 05 – TFA Wins Planning Protection for Farm Tenants
17th Mar

2014

TFA Wins Planning Protection for Farm Tenants The Tenant Farmers Association is pleased that the Government has listened to its concerns over the extension of permitted rights to develop farm buildings into houses and has agreed to ...

Media Release 04 – No Justification for Farm Rents to Increase This Year
10th Mar

2014

No Justification for Farm Rents to Increase This Year The Tenant Farmers Association has warned agricultural landlords and their agents that there is no scope for rent increases this year on farm tenancies regulated by the Agricultural ...

Media Release 03 – Report from the National Chairman
5th Mar

2014

Tenant Farmers Association THIRTY-SECOND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WEDNESDAY, 05 MARCH 2014 Report from the National Chairman It is an honour to have the privilege of leading the Tenant Farmers Association for the next three years as ...

Media Release 02 – Yorkshire Dairy Farmer is New TFA National Chairman
4th Mar

2014

The Tenant Farmers Association has a new National Chairman – Stephen Wyrill who is a dairy farmer and County Council farm tenant from North Yorkshire. Stephen takes over from Somerset Crown Estate tenant farmer Jeremy Walker who has ...

Media Release 01 – Disaster Looms for Upland Farming and Environment
17th Feb

2014

Disaster Looms for Upland Farming and Environment The Tenant Farmers Association is warning that unless DEFRA and the Welsh Government change tack on CAP reform implementation, they risk creating a disaster for the uplands. TFA Chief ...