What types of issues can be resolved under the New York State Agricultural Mediation Program (NYSAMP)?
Loans or debts
Right to farm complaints
USDA appeals (see below)
Mediation is also useful to farm families facing difficulties or planning needs involving:
Separation and divorce
Finance and business planning
Elder care and planning
Unpaid bills/loan restructuring
Small claims and credit
Family farm succession and transfers
The USDA has recognized the right of farmers and producers to use mediation to appeal an adverse determination such as:
Agricultural loans and loan-servicing, including FSA loans
Rural Development loan and loan servicing, including single and multifamily housing
Grazing on national forest
Other agriculture-related topics.
For more information:
Find a CDRC, call the NYSAMP toll free number: (866) 669-7267, or email Claudia Kenny, NYSAMP Director, at email@example.com.
New York FarmNet
New York Farm Bureau
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Farm Services Agency
Natural Resources Conservation Service