7 U.S. Code § 9055 - Production history of participating dairy operations
(a) Production history
(1) In general
Except as provided in subsection (b), when a dairy operation first registers to participate in the margin protection program, the production history of the dairy operation for the margin protection program is equal to the highest annual milk marketings of the participating dairy operation during any one of the 2011, 2012, or 2013 calendar years.
(b) Election by new dairy operations
In the case of a participating dairy operation that has been in operation for less than a year, the participating dairy operation shall elect 1 of the following methods for the Secretary to determine the production history of the participating dairy operation:
(1) The volume of the actual milk marketings for the months the participating dairy operation has been in operation extrapolated to a yearly amount.