Massachusetts Ag Mediation Program

Mediation is a voluntary, confidential, and flexible process in which a neutral mediator assists negotiations between two or more disputing parties. Agreements reached in mediation often meet the needs of all involved parties and are more likely to be upheld.  Mediation is NOT a determination of who is right or wrong, and the mediator is not a decision-maker. Mediation is not an end point – other rights, responsibilities, and options are still available.

Requesting Mediation

USDA agencies issuing an adverse determination offer the option of mediation and must participate in mediation if requested. Additionally, mediation can be requested for other issues involving agricultural producers by contacting MOPC. Mediation may be requested for agricultural credit issues by borrowers or their creditors when a borrower is delinquent or is at risk of becoming delinquent.

Efforts will be made to schedule a mediation session within 30 days of a request or as soon as possible. Early mediation may prevent potential difficulties or adverse determinations.

Note re: Time of Appeals: Where a borrower is appealing an adverse determination by the USDA, the borrower should request mediation immediately after receiving the notice of the adverse determination(s) in order to stay the period of appeal

REMINDER: This listing is a free service of LandCAN.
Massachusetts Ag Mediation Program is not employed by or affiliated with the Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.

Contact Massachusetts Ag Mediation Program

MA Office of Dispute Resolution
100 Morrissey Blvd.
McCormack Bldg. - Room 627
Boston, Massachusetts  02125
Phone: (617) 287-4040
Toll Free: (888) 869-1898


Service Area

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  • Massachusetts

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