(1) A new eligible producer is entitled to receive the quota price for milk sales to a pool plant for each month in accordance with the following schedule:
PERCENTAGE OF MILK SALES
ASSIGNED TO QUOTA
April through August
All other months
(a) To be eligible for this assignment, the new eligible producer cannot own any quota in the first month of production.
(b) This assignment is not an assignment of actual quota to such new eligible producer.
(c) This assignment of quota milk becomes a part of the total quota milk calculated under this chapter.
(2) When the new eligible producer acquires quota by purchase or otherwise, or acquires quota pursuant to ARM 32.24.505, the percentage of milk sales assigned to quota price under this rule must be decreased accordingly so that the total quota equals the applicable percentage in (1).
(a) A producer who acquires quota by purchase or otherwise which exceeds the applicable percentage in (1) is not eligible to receive an assignment of quota pursuant to this rule.
(3) The percentage of milk sales assigned to quota price under this rule to any one new eligible producer may not exceed 35% of the current producer monthly average production (total quota production for the month, divided by the number of producers in production, times 35%).