Mediation offers many advantages over other methods of resolving agricultural disputes because the process:
offers parties an opportunity to start working on a resolution right away, without waiting through a lengthy appeal process;
allows parties to maintain confidentiality;
allows the parties who are most familiar with the dispute to devise their own solutions;
helps restore communication between disputing parties;
preserves and enhances important business relationships;
provides an impartial setting in which to openly discuss all issues involved, including sensitive financial matters and personal issues that might not be considered in an appeal or trial; and
may save everyone the time and cost involved with the appeal process or litigation.
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