If there is a road through my property and there is no easement and the owner of the land behind mine is threatening legal action, what are my rights?

Question Details: We have a dirt road on our property that has been used by a farmer to access farmland behind ours and there is no easement. We have never given the farmer permission but we have never tried to stop him either. The owner of the farmland has decided to build on the land and has secured an easement on our neighbor's property. He is in the process of constructing his driveway on this easement for access to his land. He wants to use our road until the end of the year for dump trucks and equipment related to the construction of his driveway. We have put a gate up and told him we don't want anymore traffic on our road because he and the farmer have already caused substantial damage to our road. We are allowing the farmer to get the rest of his hay out but that is it. The land owner's attorney is threatening legal action if we don't grant him access. We are trying to come to an agreement and receive compensation plus reimbursement for road grading. Should I try to come to an agreement with his attorney or would it be best to have an attorney represent me in this situation?

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