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ISSUE 14: 19 July 2019


Welcome to the Latest TFA e-BITES

Did you know the TFA has extended who it can assist? It can now help a whole range of farm business structures, including:

Share Farming
Contract Farming
Grazing Licences

In fact, the TFA is the only organisation dedicated to the needs of farmers across England and Wales who do not own the land they farm. As a member of the TFA, we can help you with all of the following and so much more:

Succession - Rent Reviews - Arbitration Process - Notices to Quit/Remedy - End of Tenancy Considerations - BPS/Countryside Stewardship Queries - Repair/Improvements Advice - Compulsory Purchase and Compensation - Planning Applications - Game Damage - Livestock Worrying - Applying for a New Tenancy

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. Some of our website content is restricted to TFA Members only. You can become a TFA member by clicking here or calling 0118 930 6130.

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 the latest Government news, updates on Brexit and information on new tenancy opportunities. This includes farms to let across England and Wales within our Business 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


RSA Food Farming and Countryside Commission Produces Its Final Report

After two years of consultation, research and investigation, the RSA Commission, chaired by Sir Ian Cheshire, has produced its final report - "Our Future in the Land" which can be read by clicking here. An accompanying "Field Guide for the Future" full of testimonials, stories and practical examples, can be accessed by clicking here. The launch event, which took place at the RSA in London on Tuesday, can be viewed by clicking here. The response from the TFA can be read here.

Putting Farm Safety at the Top of Our Agenda Every Day

As Farm Safety Week draws to a close, it is vital that we take the advice, focus and drive to put safety first in our farming businesses into the rest of the year. Great advice is available from the Yellow Wellies Farm Safety Foundation which can be found online by clicking here.

Red Tractor Assurance Publishes Pig Scheme Member Newsletter

Nine months after the new approach to Red Tractor audits was rolled out to pig scheme members, this recent newsletter gives some positive news about how the vast majority of members are seeing no change to their inspection regime. There is also a handy table listing the most common non-conformances found on farms which have then required an unannounced spot check. To read the newsletter click here.

Listen Out for Our Chief Executive on the Lincs FM Farming Programme

This Sunday, on the Lincs FM farming programme, an interview recorded with our Chief Executive, George Dunn, at the Great Yorkshire Show, will be broadcast. He discusses Brexit, our next Prime Minister and farm tenancy reform. It will be available as a podcast after the broadcast and can be found by clicking here.

TFA at the Royal Welsh Show 2019

TFA Cymru Chairman, Dennis Matheson, TFA Cymru Vice-Chairman, Elwyn Evans, and Chief Executive, George Dunn, will be attending next week's Royal Welsh Show.

Dennis and Elwyn will be there Monday 22 – Wed 24 July, while George is visiting on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 July only. The TFA will not have a stand at this event. However, if you would like to sit down for a chat with either Dennis, Elwyn or George, please contact TFA Head Office on 0118 930 6130 for a specific appointment.

It's a Girl!

Members will be pleased to hear that TFA Farm Policy Adviser, Lynette Steel, and her husband Henry welcomed a baby girl into the world earlier this month. Pippa Elizabeth Steel is doing well and already counting sheep with her parents!

TFA Welcomes Back Adriana Vaux

Having left the TFA to work in private practice, we are delighted to be welcoming back Adriana Vaux to the Head Office team as a TFA Adviser. Initially, she will be mostly covering for the maternity leave of TFA Farm Policy Adviser, Lynette Steel, as well as advising members on tenancy related matters.

Long term, she will add to the Association's advisory capacity and will play a key role in developing our TFA+ service. TFA members can read about this on page 32 of the newly produced Member’s Handbook by clicking here.

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Member Benefit

bira Bank - New Loan Rates Announced

TFA Members can click here to view current rates.

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Henderson Insurance Brokers

Are you looking to renew your general farm insurance? Why not contact Henderson to see how they can help. Click here for more details.


TFA Calendar of Events

The following open events are coming up in the next two months. Click on the dates to find out more.

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 – MR19-27 – TFA Supports Call for a “Systems Approach” for Food, Farming and the Countryside

TFA Media Release – MR19/26 – Farm Safety Has To Be the Responsibility of Us All

TFA Blog

Farm Safety Has To Be the Responsibility of Us All

Are We Still Interested in Outcomes for the Farmed Environment?

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

Briefing Notes

TFA Briefing Note A07/19 – Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme – Second Round

Business Opportunities and Farms to Let

The following opportunities are advertised on the TFA website. Click on the title for more details. Members will need to log into their TFA account before they can access details listed in the Business Opportunities area.

136-acre Mixed Farm Available Near Knutsford, Cheshire on a 15 Year FBT from Feb 2020

87 Acres of Grazing to Let Near Leek (Staffs)

880 Acres of Arable and Root Cropping Land to Let in Cambridgeshire on a 5 Year FBT from October 2019

Joint Venture Farming Opportunity to join a 268 family farm business in Norfolk

100 Acre Mixed Farm Near Hartlepool, Available from October 2019 on a 10 Year FBT

146 Acres of Arable Land Near Hartlepool, Available October 2019 on a 5 Year FBT

293 Acre Mainly Arable Farm Near to Newark, Available on a 5 Year FBT From 30 September 2019

132 Acres of Arable Land Near Northampton Available on a 5 Year FBT From October 2019

5 acres of Private Paddock / Farm Land for Rent in Essex

19 Acres of Arable land Near Sleaford, Lincs Available on a 6 Year FBT from October 2019

41 Acres of Arable Land Near Boston, Lincs Available on a 5 year FBT From October 2019

334 Acres of Mainly Arable Council Holding in Middlesex Available on a 2 Year FBT from 29 September 2019

554 Acre Mixed Holding near Enfield, Middlesex Available on a 2 year FBT from 29 September 2019

42 Acres of Arable Land Near Doncaster to Let on a 3 Year FBT from October 2019

225 Acre Livestock Holding in Cornwall Seeks Progressive Farmer with New Business Ideas

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