The 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 subsidies and programmes throughout the EU – and the focus of the negotiations has now shifted to within the UK.
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.