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TFA Blog #33: Building a Cyber Security Plan of Action for Your Business
23rd Feb

2021

This blog has been guest written by Sarah Lyons, Deputy Director for Economy & Society, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a part of GCHQ   Over the past year, businesses in the UK have adjusted to new ways of working ...

TFA Blog #32: DEFRA Answers Member Questions on Future Farm Policy
15th Feb

2021

Q&A From TFA Webinar: What the New Agriculture Policy Means for You (Jan 2021) Following on from TFA Webinar, What the New Agriculture Policy Means for our Members, Jonathan Baker Head of the Future Farming Programme Policy answers ...

TFA Blog #31 – Mental Health: The Biggest Hidden Problem in Farming Today
12th Feb

2021

As part of the annual Mind Your Head campaign (15-19 February) organised by farming charity The Farm Safety Foundation, the TFA is encouraging farmers and those living and working in agriculture to start putting their mental health ...

TFA Blog #30 – DEFRA Plans Environmental Land Management Pilot without a Runway Ready Scheme
12th Feb

2021

DEFRA Plans Environmental Land Management Pilot without a Runway Ready Scheme This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The East Anglia Daily Times, published on 30 January 2021. Three ...

TFA Blog #29 – DEFRA’s Basic Payment Lump Sum Scheme Suffers from a Dose of Reality
28th Jan

2021

This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 23 January 2021. DEFRA’s Basic Payment Lump Sum Scheme Suffers from a Dose of Reality ...

TFA Blog #28 – Don’t Wait for a Prosecution, Now is the Time to Improve Heath and Safety on Farm
20th Jan

2021

Sadly, agriculture, forestry and fishing remain the UK riskiest industry’s with over 20 fatal injuries sustained in 2020 and over 12,000 reported non – fatal injuries. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Farm Safety ...

TFA Blog #27 – With Every Change Comes Opportunity.
13th Jan

2021

With Every Change Comes Opportunity. This is a message from TFA National Chairman, Mark Coulman Happy New Year and very best wishes for 2021, as predicted the new year has not started as we might have hoped from a pandemic perspective, ...

TFA Farm Scheme Survey – Lump Sum Payment Exit Scheme
11th Jan

2021

As an industry stakeholder, the TFA works closely with DEFRA to help develop new policies. The proposed delinking of payments and lump sum exit scheme opens for consultation later this year and we would like to start to shape our ...

TFA Blog #26 – The Process of Arbitration: A Tenant’s Experience
29th Dec

2020

This blog is the full (unedited) article, written by a TFA Member, for the January/February 2021 TFA News, published on 24 December 2020. This is a brief account of my experience, as an agricultural tenant, of agricultural arbitration ...

TFA Blog #25 – Does Wales Need More Trees?
28th Dec

2020

Does Wales Need More Trees? A Blog from TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn: One of the interesting characteristics of the last UK General Election, held just over a year ago, was the extent to which the main parties attempted to outbid ...

TFA Blog #24 – Mental Health & Wellbeing
18th Dec

2020

Farming is a tough industry, often dealing with factors beyond our control.  Red tape, weather, changing commodity prices, evolving farming & environmental policies, not to mention adding Brexit, COVID-19, and the normal health ...

TFA Blog #23 – Royal Assent for the Agriculture Act 2020 Marks the End of the Beginning to Build a New Policy for UK Agriculture
11th Dec

2020

Royal Assent for the Agriculture Act 2020 Marks the End of the Beginning to Build a New Policy for UK Agriculture This blog is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and ...

TFA Blog #22 – Now is the Time to Embrace Change: A Message From TFA National Chairman, Mark Coulman
8th Dec

2020

Now is the Time to Embrace Change: A Message From TFA National Chairman, Mark Coulman Last week the starting gun on the Agriculture Transition Plan was fired, with just a few weeks to go before we leave the EU. There are some obvious ...