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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 ...

Tips for Dealing with “Direct Action”
17th Oct

2019

We are currently witnessing an unprecedented situation where every livestock and dairy farmer in the country is a potential target for the sort of harassment that was previously reserved for fur farms and laboratories using ...

Working at Height
11th Oct

2019

Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) has the ultimate ambition to reach a point where there are no farming fatalities by raising awareness through increase its reach of messages. This is something which the TFA supports and therefore ...

Landlords Should Value Their Tenants More
4th Oct

2019

This is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on 27 September 2019. Landlords Should Value Their Tenants More A combination of short-term ...

We Must Have a Plan for a No Deal Brexit
16th Sep

2019

This is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on the 30 August 2019. We Must Have a Plan for a No Deal Brexit Since the elevation of Boris ...

Welsh Government Consultation – Sustainable Farming and Our Land
9th Sep

2019

This is the full (unedited) piece, written by Nicola Davies of Agri Advisor Legal LLP, for The TFA News, Sept/Oct edition, published on the 31 August 2019.  Welsh Government Consultation – Sustainable Farming and Our Land The ...