Customers of the USDA have the right to appeal certain adverse decisions by using mediation. NYSAMP gives producers and USDA representatives a flexible and confidential way to clarify decisions and problems, explore options, and, when possible, to develop workable solutions.
The U.S. Department of Agricuture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disabiltiy, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).