Listening to the TFA webinar this evening, there’s definitely a lot of unrest and confusion amongst tenant farmers.
Janets very good at answering questions without actually saying much.
For instance one small grass upland farmer had worked out that they could only really access the first tier without turning 10% of their land into scrub, with a detrimental affect on the profitability and the bird life. They would then only get just over £900 for the whole farm, which was 10% of their current BPS.
My worry is it’ll be too late for a lot of farms before Defra have sorted anything workable .
Thing is, where are the alternative proposals from the national representative bodies ?
Can someone share the proposals they have put forward to Janet Hughes ?