Media announce launch of Maine Agricultural Mediation Program  

Morning Ag Clips, Daily Bulldog and Turner Publishing shared the news release announcing the launch of the new Maine Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP), funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Mediation Program. The program, administered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, provides farm coaching and alternative dispute resolution through mediation to farmers, their lenders and others directly affected by the actions of certain USDA agencies. It also can help producers create alternative plans in case one of the farm team members falls ill due to COVID-19. “Sometimes having a neutral third party in the room can help a farm family talk through a difficult topic,” said Leslie Forstadt, MAMP program director and University of Maine Cooperative Extension human development specialist. For more information, call 207.581.3487 or email