The European Parliament, the EU Council of Ministers and the European Commission have reached an agreement on reforming the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post 2013. In this matter we publish opinions of Jerzy Plewa, Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski and Wojciech Olejniczak. According to the EC direct payments are to be distributed in a fairer way between Member States, between regions and between farmers, putting an end to “historical references”. The new CAP will also enhance the position of farmers in the food production chain. What's more, between 2014 and 2020, over EUR 100 billion will be invested to help farming meet the challenges of soil and water quality, biodiversity and climate change.