You Have Questions?
We Have Answers.
- What is a mediator?
- Why mediate?
- What does “confidential mediation” mean?
- What is the cost of mediation?
- Where will the mediation session be held?
Many of our agricultural mediators have additional training related to the kinds of problems related to agricultural production. The process is based on fairness, integrity and the mediator’s skill in helping agricultural producers, agencies, companies and Rhode Island citizens to arrive at their own solutions to their problems.
- Who can participate in the agricultural mediation programs?
- What types of conflicts do the mediation programs cover?
- We already tried to resolve this dispute. How will mediation help?
- Wetlands determinations
- Compliance with farm programs, including conservation programs
- Agricultural loans, either guaranteed by the USDA or a third party (such as lines of credit as suppliers)
- Rural Water loan programs, rural housing loans, rural housing business loans
- Grazing on national forest system lands
- USDA crop insurance programs
- Other issues considered appropriate by the Secretary
Examples of covered cases: John Deere Credit Dispute, Divorce case with involved joint ownership of FSA\FLP loan security.
HOWEVER: Most of the State’s mediation offices also mediate cases that are not covered by the USDA grant. Please contact them!