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TFA at the 2019 Great Yorkshire Show – What’s on Guide
26th Jun

2019

** Note: Due to circumstances outside the control of the TFA, the RPA meeting planned for Wednesday 10 July, is now Tuesday 9 July, see below for more details. ** Advice, Information, and Support from the TFA at the 2019 Great ...

Changing Tax Is the Key to More Sustainable Agricultural Tenancies
12th Jun

2019

This is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Scottish Tenant Farmers Association News, Summer 2019 edition, published the 12 June 2019 In April this year, the Department for the Environment ...

Eat More Meat to Save the Planet
31st May

2019

This is the full (unedited) piece, written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on the 31 May 2019 Eat More Meat to Save the Planet A significant amount of nonsense is being ...

General Licenses: The Latest Q&A from Natural England
23rd May

2019

As of 17 May 2019 and in response to an ongoing enquiries following the revoking of the long-standing General Licenses (GL04, GL05 and GL06) Natural England have answered some of the most frequently asked questions below to help ...

Legislative and Taxation Reform of Agricultural Tenancies Must Go Hand in Hand
17th May

2019

Legislative and Taxation Reform of Agricultural Tenancies Must Go Hand in Hand Piece originally written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on the 26 April 2019 I am ...

General Licenses: Guidance from Natural England
13th May

2019

As of 10 May 2019 and in response to an increase in enquiries following the revoking of the long-standing General Licenses (GL04, GL05 and GL06) Natural England have answered some of the most frequently asked questions below to help ...

Farm Safety Partnership urges farmers to stay safe around livestock
3rd Apr

2019

Every year there are deaths and injuries to farmers and other workers while handling livestock. These are often caused by using poor equipment, ineffective methods of moving stock and an underestimation of the strength, speed or ...

Who is Looking Forward to Controlling Our Own Laws Post Brexit?
15th Mar

2019

Who is Looking Forward to Controlling Our Own Laws Post Brexit? Piece originally written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on the 25 January 2019 A much-vaunted benefit of ...

Time to Put Grazing Livestock Back at the Heart of Future Policy for Our Uplands
15th Mar

2019

Time to Put Grazing Livestock Back at the Heart of Future Policy for Our Uplands Piece originally written by George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive, for The Cumberland News and Westmorland Gazette, published on the 22 February 2019 The news ...

Preparing for an EU Exit ; What do farmers need to know?
12th Mar

2019

As we head closer to the 29th March and our scheduled departure from the EU, below are some facts about how the UK’s departure will affect agricultural businesses. We are encouraging farmers to urgently prepare their businesses for ...

Looking After the Environment
1st Mar

2019

In our latest blog post, TFA North East Regional Chairman, Stephen Wyrill writes: It seems a week can’t go by without farmers being villainised for not looking after the environment.  From over grazing, wrecking soil health and how ...

Mind Your Head week (Monday 11th – Friday 15th Feb)
7th Feb

2019

The TFA is supporting this year’s Mind Your Head campaign organised by leading farming charity Farm Safety Foundation to raise awareness and tackle the stigma of the growing issue of mental illness in farming. Recent research by the ...

GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count
6th Feb

2019

This important initiative offers a simple means of recording the effect of any conservation schemes currently being initiated by farmers and gamekeepers on their land. All you have to do is spend about 30 minutes recording the species ...