PRODUCT MANAGEMENT BULLETIN: PM–23-030
United States Department of Agriculture
Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services
Risk Management Agency
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-0801
All Risk Management Agency Field Offices
All Other Interested Parties
In 2020, the state of Connecticut provided a formal request to the Bureau of the Census to adopt the state’s nine planning regions as county-equivalent geographic units for purposes of collecting, tabulating, and disseminating statistical data, and replacing the eight counties, which ceased to function as governmental and administrative entities in 1960. The Bureau of the Census began implementing this change internally in 2022, and public data and geospatial products reflecting the change were subsequently released. By 2024, all Bureau of the Census operations and publications, both internal and external, will use the nine new county-equivalent planning region boundaries, names, and codes.
Beginning with the 2024 reinsurance year, county-equivalent planning regions will be used to identify Connecticut counties for Federal crop insurance purposes.
Approved Insurance Providers (AIP) must follow the procedures in the attachment to make needed policy conversions.
December 31, 2024