Agricultural Mediation Program services are accessible to farmers and ranchers of all types, from animal agriculture and aquaculture to zucchini production and everything in between.Services are also available to agribusinesses, agricultural lenders, and USDA agencies.AMP works to create a dialogue that leads to common ground and dispute resolutions that are acceptable for all parties.
In 1987, when farming faced tough times, the US Congress thought mediation an effective way for producers, lenders, and agencies to settle differences and to keep farmers farming. The agricultural mediation program was reauthorized in subsequent Farm Bills and remains available today through a grant program administered by the USDA-Farm Service Agency. Services are delivered by both the Michigan and Florida Agricultural Mediation Programs.
We want you to know that our mediation program is here for you during this difficult time and invite you to reach out to us. We are doing our part to help us all stay safe and healthy. In keeping with recommendations from federal, state and local agencies to slow the spread of the coronavirus, our Agricultural Mediation Programs have suspended in-person mediations until April 13. However, our intake office will remain open during this period to process mediation requests. The program will make every effort to provide virtual mediation services via phone or online video conference when possible. Given the rapid developments related to the coronavirus, this plan is subject to change. Thank you and we hope you all stay safe.Dismiss