U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Oct 04, 2023
The definitions in this section shall be applicable for all purposes of administering the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program established by this subpart.
CCC means the Commodity Credit Corporation of the Department.
Class I Milk means milk, including milk components, classified as Class I milk under a Federal milk marketing order.
Contract application means a Milk Income Loss Contract as executed on a form prescribed by CCC.
Contract application period means the date established by the Deputy Administrator for producers to apply for program benefits.
County committee means the FSA county committee.
County office means the FSA office responsible for administering FSA programs to farms located in a specific area in a state.
Dairy operation means any person or group of persons who as a single unit as determined by CCC, produce and market milk commercially produced from cows, and whose production facilities are located in the United States. In administering this program, for purposes of determining what is a “dairy operation” and its eligibility under this program, those determinations will be made in the same manner as was done for the Dairy Market Loss Assistance (DMLA) contracts in the State in which the dairy is located. New MILC operations, which is to say those operations that did not participate in the MILC program for marketings prior to FY 2008, must be unaffiliated with any other DMLA or MILC operations.
Department or USDA means the United States Department of Agriculture.
Deputy Administrator means the Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs (DAFP), FSA or a designee.
Eligible production means milk that was produced at a time relevant to this program by cows in the United States and marketed commercially by a producer in a participating State.
Farm Service Agency or FSA means the Farm Service Agency of the Department.
Federal Milk Marketing Order means an order issued under section 8c of the Agricultural Adjustment Act (7 U.S.C. 608c), reenacted with amendments by the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937.
Fiscal Year or FY means the year beginning October 1 and ending the following September 30. Fiscal years will be designated for this part by year by reference to the calendar year in which it ends. For example, FY 2009 is from October 1, 2008, through September 30, 2009 (inclusive).
Hundredweight or cwt. means 100 pounds.
Marketed commercially means sold to the market to which the dairy operation normally delivers whole milk and receives a monetary amount.
MILC means the Milk Income Loss Contract program or the form upon which CCC and the producer agree to the terms of the payment to be made under the MILC program.
Milk handler means the marketing agency to or through which the producer commercially markets whole milk.
Milk marketing means a marketing of milk for which there is a verifiable sales or delivery record of milk marketed for commercial use.
Participating State means each of the 50 States in the United States of America, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any other territory or possession of the United States.
Payment pounds means the pounds of milk production for which an operation is eligible to be paid under this subpart.
Producer means any individual, group of individuals, partnership, corporation, estate, trust association, cooperative, or other business enterprise or other legal entity who is, or whose members are, a citizen of, or legal resident alien in the United States, and who directly or indirectly, as determined by the Secretary, shares in the risk of producing milk, and makes contributions (including land, labor, management, equipment, or capital) to the dairy farming operation of the individual or entity that are at least commensurate with the share of the individual or entity of the proceeds of this operation.
United States means the 50 States of the United Sates of America, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any other territory or possession of the United States.
Verifiable production records means evidence that is used to substantiate the amount of production marketed and that can be verified by CCC through an independent source.