Agricultural mediation programs can significantly reduce resolution costs and personal angst for conflicts between agricultural producers, their creditors, neighbors or others directly affected. Benefits of mediation include significant savings over litigation, bankruptcy hearings and administrative appeals. Mediation can help repair relationships between parties, while the traditional legal process often leaves all parties financially burdened and emotionally drained.
Mediation helps all parties involved to settle disputes with terms and a settlement they come up with themselves. Neutral mediators work in-person or over the telephone to help participants resolve conflicts. Unlike drawn-out, expensive court proceedings, most mediation only needs a few meetings to resolve a conflict. Participation in mediation is voluntary. In the American court system, parties in conflict give up all control of their decisions.
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