Mediation is available when issues arise between producers and creditors. It also is available for disputes between producers and USDA agencies over: Agricultural loans, Agricultural credit, Wetland determinations, Compliance with farm programs, including conservation programs, Crop insurance, Pesticides, Rural development loans, and other agriculture-related topics deemed appropriate by the USDA.
Resolve Your Dispute
The Agricultural Mediation Program helps resolve disputes between producers and their lenders, creditors or the USDA agencies with which they work.
How Mediation Works
In mediation, a neutral, trained mediator sits down with the disputing parties for a conversation to find common ground to reach mutually beneficial resolutions.
When to use mediation
When a dispute between a farmer and creditor, lender, or USDA agency can’t quickly be resolved it is a good idea to consider mediation before the issue becomes adversarial.