For more than 35 years, the Michigan Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP) has helped settle agriculture-related disputes by bringing opposing groups together, with a mediator.

The Michigan Agricultural Mediation Program offers free mediation services to Michigan farmers to resolve their disputes outside of court.

Farmers’ disputes covered by this grant can range from:

  • Agricultural loans
  • Agricultural credit
  • Wetland determinations
  • Compliance with farm programs, including conservation programs
  • Crop insurance
  • Pesticides
  • Rural development loans
  • Organic certification
  • Leases
  • Family farm transitions
  • Farmer-neighbor disputes
  • Other agriculture-related topics deemed appropriate by USDA or the state department of agriculture

The federal Agricultural Mediation Program was enacted by Congress in 1987, to help our farmers. MAMP today can help address a wide range of agricultural challenges from loans, bankruptcy, wetland determinations, compliance issues, insurance disputes, contract issues, to family estate complications.

Click BELOW to hear Phil Schaedler, an attorney and volunteer mediator with Michigan Agricultural Mediation Program, discuss the program with Michigan Ag Today’s C.J. Miller.


For more information, visit MichiganMediates.org.