The Agricultural Mediation Program is designed to help farmers and others resolve agriculture-related disputes quickly, amicably, and in a cost-effective manner. Mediation can be used by farmers and USDA agencies to help resolve USDA-related issues and by farmers, neighbors, and municipalities to help resolve Right to Farm-related issues. The program may also be used by farmers and private lenders to help resolve agricultural credit issues.

Mediation is voluntary, confidential, free, and generally only takes a meeting or two to complete. Mediation can also save farmers and others significant time and legal fees, as mediation is an alternative to the USDA appeals process and the Right to Farm complaint and public hearing process.

Learn more about mediation

To learn more about mediation, see the Agricultural Mediation Program Handbook and browse the mediation links in the green menu bar on the left.

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