The USDA Certified State Agricultural Mediation Programs have been providing mediation services to the agricultural community for 30 years. There are currently 41 certified state programs in operation. From farm credit issues to disputes over participation in USDA programs, the state mediation programs demonstrate that regardless of the nature of the dispute, mediation can improve communication and repair the relationship between the parties, enable the parties to tailor solutions that work for them, and is generally faster and cheaper than traditional litigation.
The Coalition of Agricultural Mediation Programs (CAMP) is a network of these 41 state programs, which work together to sustain and support the work of mediating in agricultural and rural disputes.
The purpose of the Coalition of Agriculture Mediation Programs (CAMP) is to serve as a presence and voice for the use of mediation in rural disputes. CAMP serves as a clearinghouse and forum for sharing ideas; examining commonalties and differences; and for enhancing decisions about the conduct of rural mediation programs.