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TFA Blog #12: Pause for Thought – Don’t Take Farm Safety for Granted
20th Jul

2020

We are all guilty for taking our safety for granted when working on farm. Perhaps it is because as an industry our work life and home life often blur into one, but we absolutely must take steps to be better. In 2018, agriculture had ...

TFA Blog #10 – What Will the House of Lords Make of the Agriculture Bill?
30th Jun

2020

  This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 26 June 2020. It has been over 45 years since the UK has been able to determine ...

TFA Blog #9 – Time to Plan for Autumn Rent Reviews
9th Jun

2020

This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The East Anglia Daily Times, published on 30 May 2020. Leaving aside the impact of Covid-19, 2020 was already going to be a difficult year for ...

TFA Blog #08 – MPs Fail to Deliver Safeguards for Food Standards in Trade
1st Jun

2020

This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 26 May 2020.   I have spent nearly 30 years lobbying Governments of various ...

TFA Blog – #07 – Food Retailers Need to Be Sure of Their Moral Compass for Such a Time As This
11th May

2020

This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 30 April 2020.   In what seems like a blink of an eye, a threat so small that is to ...

TFA Blog #06 – Covid-19: Every Mind Matters
17th Apr

2020

At a time in which farmers are already seeing a negative impact on their income, the TFA wants to remind you of the importance of not just looking out for others, but also looking after yourself. It is vital that farmers, like workers ...

TFA Blog #5 – Is the Government’s New Focus on Food Security Just Lip Service?
2nd Apr

2020

This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 27 March 2020.   Fifteen years ago, a jointly authored report by DEFRA and the ...

TFA Blog #04 – The New Chancellor of The Exchequer Must Use Fiscal Levers to Improve Farm Tenancy Security
9th Mar

2020

This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 28 February 2020. Rishi Sunak will have been both surprised and delighted to find ...

TFA Blog #03 – Promises, Promises
4th Mar

2020

This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The East Anglian Daily Times, published on 29 February 2020. Securing a majority of 80 MPs in the House of Commons has certainly provided the ...

TFA Blog #02 – The New Agriculture Bill Contains Much to Be Pleased About
5th Feb

2020

  This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 31 January 2020. The New Agriculture Bill Contains Much to Be Pleased About ...