Washington Agricultural Mediation Program

The Fulcrum Institute DRC serves as the provider of state wide agricultural mediation services for the states of Washington, Idaho, and Alaska through the USDA certified mediation program.  Each year, producers are provided the opportunity to select mediation as one approach to resolving conflicts with the Farm Service Agency, NRCS, Rural Resources, the U.S. Agriculture Department, and the Forest Service.  Additionally, Fulcrum employees provide valuable training services to those entities through the annual contractual arrangements. 

What Is Mediation?

When two disputing parties need to resolve an issue they may call on a mediator. This person is a neutral third party who acts as a facilitator, helps pinpoint issues, offers solutions and suggestions and writes the agreement. The mediator does not make any final decisions. That matter is left to the parties involved. 

Key Points

  • This process includes an informal review to look at Statutory and Regulatory requirements.
  • Local officials will listen to your concerns. However, they do not have the power to overrule laws and regulations.
  • You will be allowed to explain how you view the problems and how your situation is applicable to resolution.
  • Both you and your local officials will participate in forming an agreement that works for both of you.

REMINDER: This listing is a free service of LandCAN.
Washington Agricultural Mediation Program is not employed by or affiliated with the Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.

Contact Washington Agricultural Mediation Program

Jack Hebner
Mediator Director / Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Clinic
1212 N Washington
Ste 206
Spokane, Washington  99201
Phone: (509) 838-2799


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Washington

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