I have been on the New Jersey Agriculture Mediation Program Roster for the two years offered through the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. The program is free to agriculture producers. The program recently published a handbook that can be found online here. The handbook does a nice job explaining the types of disputes that can be mediated through the agriculture mediation program including Right-to-Farm issues and USDA federal farm program disputes. The role of the mediator is to act as a neutral third party to help facilitate a conversation between the parties. The handbook also gives instructions on how to initiate the mediation process.
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