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Common Agricultural Policy

Bale PictureThe reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been one of the most
important decisions for Scotland’s agricultural industry in recent years.

Now that Europe has reached a deal we know the shape of the support system
until 2020 and can plan for the future.

The Scottish Government lobbied hard to ensure Scotland's diverse farming needs were well represented in the reformed policy and we were involved in helping to shape solutions which will deliver for Scotland’s farmers.

Work is continuing on the fine detail of the system - which provides agricultural support and programmes throughout the EU.

The latest information relating to CAP reform in Scotland can be found on these pages. Other ways to keep up to speed are by signing up for the rural newsletter, reading the blog or following @GreenerScotland on Twitter.

CAP 2015

CAP reform is here


From January 2015 we will be implementing the biggest reform in a generation and we want to give you as much information as we can about CAP 2015.

What's new

Cabinet Secretary, Richard Lochhead announces further details on the implementation of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) from 1 January 2015


The Scottish Government is holding CAP roadshows across Scotland over the next couple of months. Click here to find out more.