The definitions set forth in this section shall be applicable for all purposes of program administration. The terms defined in parts 718 of this title and parts 1421 and 1427 of this chapter shall also be applicable, except where those definitions conflict with the definitions in this section.
Active member is a member who has utilized the services offered by a CMA in one of the three preceding CMA fiscal years or such shorter period as may be provided in the CMA's articles of incorporation or bylaws.
Approved cooperative marketing association (CMA) is a cooperative approved by CCC to participate in loan and LDP programs for any authorized commodity.
Authorized commodity is a commodity for which a CMA is approved by CCC to obtain marketing assistance loans or Loan deficiency payments.
Cooperative is a business owned and controlled by the producers who use its services and operated under generally accepted cooperative principles.
Eligible commodity is a commodity which meets the commodity's eligibility requirements set forth in chapter XIV of this title, and is produced and delivered to the CMA from a producer eligible for loan or LDP.
Loan pool is any CMA pool containing commodities used by the CMA to obtain either loans or LDP's.
Market gain is the sum of loan rate, minus the repayment rate on loans repaid with less than the loan rate, plus for LDP's, the same rate, times the quantity of commodity. Market gains cannot exceed the producer's applicable payment limitation as set out in part 1400 of this chapter.
Member is a producer who:
Has fully paid for membership stock or earned equity credits in the CMA;
Has executed a uniform marketing agreement with the CMA; and
Is entitled to all CMA membership rights.
[63 FR 17312, Apr. 9, 1998, as amended at 67 FR 64458, Oct. 18, 2002]