7 U.S. Code § 9051 - Definitions
The term “actual dairy production margin” means the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed cost, as calculated under section 9052 of this title.
The term “all-milk price” means the average price received, per hundredweight of milk, by dairy operations for all milk sold to plants and dealers in the United States, as determined by the Secretary.
The term “consecutive 2-month period” refers to the 2-month period consisting of the months of January and February, March and April, May and June, July and August, September and October, or November and December, respectively.
The term “margin protection program” means the margin protection program required by section 9053 of this title.
The term “margin protection program payment” means a payment made to a participating dairy operation under the margin protection program pursuant to section 9056 of this title.
The term “participating dairy operation” means a dairy operation that registers under section 9054 of this title to participate in the margin protection program.
The term “production history” means the production history determined for a participating dairy operation under subsection (a) or (b) of section 9055 of this title when the participating dairy operation first registers to participate in the margin protection program.
The term “United States”, in a geographical sense, means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, and any other territory or possession of the United States.