54-13 STATE FARM MEDIATION BOARD
STATE FARM MEDIATION BOARD
Definition of terms.
Agriculture mediation program--Purposes--Administration.
Staff services--Employment of director and other employees--Payment of expenses.
Responsibility for fees--Farm mediation operating fund created--Appropriation--Annual review--Disbursements.
Contracts with state agencies, nonprofit corporations, or individuals.
Assistance to borrower by department.
Notice to borrower of availability of financial preparation assistance.
Request for mediation prerequisite for action against agricultural land or property--Mediation release, waiver, or court determination required.
Notice of mediation meeting--Initial meeting--Exempt creditors--Waiver of right to
mediate--Debt collection limitations.
Length of mediation period--Notice to borrower--Additional meetings.
Mediation of indebtedness requested by borrower--Procedure--Attendance at
meetings not required.
State or federal time periods deemed to run concurrently.
Continuation of mediation--Expiration of mediation period--Agreement between
borrower and creditors.
Statement of waiver or failure to reach agreement deemed release.
Time limitation on waiver by borrower.
Information regarding finances of borrowers and creditors not public records--Mediation meetings not open.
Other rights and duties, penalties, and actions not affected.
Mediator or ag finance counselor immunity from civil liability--Qualifications.