Certified Mediation Program

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The Certified Mediation Program (CMP), administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), offers mediation services to agricultural producers, creditors, and other parties involved in disputes. Mediation is a voluntary process where a neutral mediator assists the parties in negotiating a mutually acceptable resolution. CMP aims to improve communication, foster understanding, and resolve conflicts without the need for litigation. This program covers a range of issues, including farm loans, adverse decisions by USDA agencies, rural housing loans, and other agricultural disputes.

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How to Enroll: To request mediation through the Certified Mediation Program, agricultural producers and other stakeholders must contact their local FSA office or a certified state mediation program. The process involves submitting a request for mediation, identifying the issues at hand, and working with a neutral mediator to facilitate discussions and negotiations. Detailed instructions and contact information are available through the local FSA office or the official USDA website.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include agricultural producers, creditors, and other stakeholders involved in disputes related to farm loans, USDA program decisions, rural housing loans, and other agricultural issues. Mediation is available to any party seeking to resolve conflicts through a neutral and confidential process.

Producers and stakeholders are encouraged to check with their local FSA office or certified state mediation program for specific requirements, application procedures, and additional program details.

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Official Program Page

State-specific Mediation Directory

Mediation Fact Sheet