New Mexico Agricultural Mediation Program
The New Mexico Agricultural Mediation Program (NMAMP) mediates agricultural disputes between farmers and ranchers and USDA throughout the State of New Mexico. The program is administered by the Cooperative Extension Service at New Mexico State University and has been certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The NMAMP provides a voluntary alternative to litigation, arbitration, or formal appeals through the use of an impartial third party mediator. The mediator facilitates communication and assists the parties in resolving their disputes. Mediation allows disputing parties to discuss options in a controlled setting and provides all parties the opportunity to express their views and provide input toward the solution. The mediator does not impose his/her own judgement on the issues for that of the parties. Thus, the mediation process is an extension of the traditional negotiation process with the addition of a third party to assist in negotiations.
NMSU/Cooperative Extension Service
Box 30003, MSC 3AE
Las Cruces, N.M. 88003-0003
Phone: (575) 646-2433 or 1-800-289-6577
Fax: (575) 646-3808
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