Anew app designed to help busy farmers and landowners keep abreast of CAP reformdevelopments has been released by Brown & Cos agricultural businessconsultancy department.
TheCAP App, which is available for both iOS and android mobile platforms,highlights key details of CAP reform and includes links to the companyswebsite, ensuring users can keep up with latest news and can access advice asthey need it.
PaulWhite, partner at Brown & Cos Spalding office, says the CAP App wasdeveloped to enable those affected by the ongoing reform to access all the keyinformation in one place.
Manyfarmers spend less time in the farm office and rely increasingly on smartphonesand tablet computers to access information, he adds.
Thisnew app provides an instant insight into the impact of CAP reform, ensuringusers can keep up to date with developments and review the main points thathave been agreed.
Keychanges, including the new Basic Payment Scheme, capping and inter-pillartransfers, are explained. Details of greening measures are highlighted, as areimportant dates during 2014, including deadlines for payment claims, entitlementtransfers and various cross compliance measures.
TheYoung Farmers Scheme is covered and a list of points to consider will helpbusinesses avoid the pitfalls and make the most of any opportunities CAP reformmay bring during 2014.
Those seeking advice on CAP reform or any otheragribusiness matter will also find contact details for all of Brown & CosUK offices.
The CAP app will be on show at LAMMA, where visitorswill be able to discuss all things CAP with the Brown & Co team. The standwill also have information on machinery costings and a focus on farmings keyperformance indicators as well as a list of New Years resolutions, helpingvisitors to get their businesses in the best possible shape going into 2014.