Resolve Your Dispute

The Michigan Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP) helps resolve disputes between producers and their lenders, creditors or the USDA agencies with which they work.

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How Mediation Works

In mediation, producers, creditors or USDA agency representatives that have a disagreement sit down together for a conversation. They identify the issues that need to be resolved…

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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.

Mediation is Provided at No Cost to the Participants

When mediation services are employed, participants are aided by a neutral mediator trained in USDA issues and skilled at fostering productive discussions. The mediator ensures that all participants have the opportunity for input so that all involved are heard.