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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 ...

TFA Blog #01 – It’s Now More About How Rather than If We Leave the European Union
1st Jan

2020

Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! This first blog of the year is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 27 December 2019. It’s Now More ...

We Must Accept that Flooding is Not a Crisis but a Consequence of Our Chronic Failure of Water Management
16th Dec

2019

This is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 29 November 2019. We Must Accept that Flooding is Not a Crisis but a Consequence of Our ...

Know your location – What3Words
12th Dec

2019

  Either working, living or visiting rural and remote areas of the world brings with it its difficulties, particularly not being able to pinpoint your location, explain your location or know your location. This is incredibly ...

Meat: A Benefit to Our Planet
6th Dec

2019

This is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for East Anglian Daily Times, published on 30 November 2019.   Meat: A Benefit to Our Planet Having watched the BBC documentary “Meat: A Threat to ...

Warm Words Butter No Parsnips for Agricultural Policy
18th Nov

2019

This is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 25 September 2019. Warm Words Butter No Parsnips for Agricultural Policy   Repeatedly ...

Stress Management in Farming
31st Oct

2019

Stress can be a large part of many people’s lives, but too often people simply try to live with it and, not often enough, talk about it.  There are lots of ways it can be managed, so the TFA has written this short blog to ...

Rural Crime – How to Manage It!
17th Oct

2019

Unfortunately, rural crime is an issue across large areas of the country, but it tends to go unreported. It is vital to report all crimes. Police forces need information to target resources and develop intelligence.  Rural crime can ...