About the Michigan Agricultural Mediation Progam
The Michigan Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP) helps resolve disputes between producers and their lenders, creditors or the USDA agencies with which they work.
The program provides trained mediators to help the parties to a dispute communicate effectively about the issues and possible options for resolution. Its goal is to help the parties resolve disputes quickly and save time and money by avoid a hearing.
The MAMP is one of more that 30 State Certified Agricultural Mediation Programs across the country. Congress established the mediation program nationally under Section 502 of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987 (Pub. L. No. 100-233, January 6, 1988). The program is administered in Washington D. C. by the Farm Service Agency.
The MAMP is funded by a grant from the USDA.