Mediation offered by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources (DANR) can assist parties with disputes on the following topics:
DANR Mediation Online Application
Here you can find the online log in to access the online mediation process.
DANR Mediation Paper Application
Creditors must request mandatory mediation before commencing action on an agricultural debt that is over $50,000
Mediation is a process outside of the court system which is informal and confidential. The mediator is an impartial person who helps parties identify issues and work together to find possible solutions. The mediator does not favor one side or the other, or make decisions for the parties involved. Mediations may be more affordable than going through the court system.
Ag credit - $100.00 for the first hour of mediation and $25.00 for each additional hour, or fraction of an hour.
Federal lands or oil/gas - $200.00 filing fee per party. All parties equally share the other costs of mediation, including the mediatorâ€™s expenses.
Water drainage - $200.00 filing fee per party including interveners. All parties equally share all other costs of mediation, including mediator expenses.