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ISSUE 13: 5 July 2019


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Even if you don't need specific advice on your tenancy, or information on the latest Government schemes, make sure you log onto our website regularly. You can find us here.

As a Member, you can log on to our website using your membership number and postcode. Once you have logged in to the Members area of our site, there is a wealth of information on latest Government news, updates on Brexit and information on new tenancy opportunities. This includes farms to let across England and Wales within our Tenancy Opportunities area!

More information on this week's key updates, including these tenancy opportunities, can be found below after "This Week's Top News Bites".

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This Week's Top News Bites


TFA and TFA Cymru Respond to Tenancy Reform Consultations

Following 12 weeks of discussions, responses have been submitted to the DEFRA and Welsh Government tenancy reform consultations by TFA and TFA Cymru. The responses can be read in full by clicking here for England and clicking here for Wales. This is only the beginning of the process – both TFA and TFA Cymru will be active through the rest of the year in pushing the agenda on these issues in both London and Cardiff.

Cornwall County Council Seeks Further Views on Its Farm Strategy

Following last year's review and inquiry into the future of the Cornwall County Council smallholdings estate, it has now unveiled a new draft strategy intended to deliver a more sustainable future for farmers, residents and the environment. Covering just short of 11,000 acres, it is one of the largest County Farms estates in the country. Views are being sought on the draft strategy and more information can be obtained by clicking here.

Improving Child Safety on Farms

The TFA is proud to support The Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) campaign to improve farm safety. As schools prepare to break up for the summer, now is the time to take measures to help promote child safety on your farm. For tips and guidance, click here.

Farm Tenancy Legislation Changes and What They Could Mean To You - Free Seminar at the Great Yorkshire Show

Join us on Tuesday 09 July at 11 am for a FREE joint seminar with our sponsors, George F White, to discuss farm tenancy legislation changes and what they could mean to you.

This event is open to any tenant farmers, non TFA members are welcome. If you would like to attend this seminar, contact the TFA head office on 0118 930 6130 or click here to book your place. Places are limited, so please book before 12 noon 08 July.

Date Change for Meeting the RPA at the GYS

Due to circumstances outside the control of the TFA, the planned meeting with the RPA at the Great Yorkshire Show on Wednesday 10 July, has now been rescheduled tor Tuesday 09 July.

There are still places left for members who would like to put their questions to Paul Caldwell, RPA Chief Executive, on matters relating to the Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship, Environmental Stewardship or the shape of future arrangements. Please email Julia Meadows on or click here for details.

FREE TFA 1-2-1 Advice Clinic at the Great Yorkshire Show

From 09 - 11 July the TFA team will again be attending the Great Yorkshire Show. TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn, and TFA Adviser, Caroline Foot, will be running FREE 1-2-1 advisory sessions for tenant farmers throughout the show.*

To book a slot at the advice clinic, call the TFA head office on 0118 930 6130 before the show, or 07887 777 157 during the show. Click here for further details.

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Member Benefit

bira Bank - New Loan Rates Announced

TFA Members can click here to view current rates.


TFA Calendar of Events

The following open events are coming up in the next two months. Many need places to be reserved in advance. Click on the dates to find out more.

9 - 11 July - Great Yorkshire Show

22 - 25 July Royal Welsh Show


TFA Web Bites

The following articles have been uploaded to since our last e-Bulletin.

TFA Media Releases
TFA Media Release – MR19/25 – Welsh Government Must Not Delay Tenancy Reforms

TFA Media Release – MR19/24 – TFA Responds to DEFRA Plans for Farm Tenancy Reform

TFA Consultation and Lobbying
06 – TFA Cymru Response to Welsh Government Consultation on Agricultural Tenancy Reform

05 - TFA Response to DEFRA Agricultural Tenancy Consultation

TFA Blog
Improving Child Safety on Farms

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

MEMBERS ONLY AREA. Please note: Members will need to log into their TFA account before they can access details from the links below.

Case Law
The Secretary of State for Defence v Spencer (et al)

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