(a) At least 50 percent of a crop of an authorized commodity acquired by, or delivered to, a CMA for marketing must be produced by its members for the CMA to obtain a MAL or LDP for such crop. CCC may, for a period not to exceed 2 years, waive this requirement if:
(1) The CMA can establish to CCC that such authorization is necessary for the efficient operation of the CMA; and
(2) The CMA's plan, approved by CCC, will bring the CMA into compliance with the provisions of this section.
(b) Commodities purchased or acquired from CCC and processed products acquired from other processors or merchandisers shall not be considered in determining the volume of member or nonmember business.