The deadline for Arkansas row crop producers to make all crop insurance decisions for spring crops is Feb. 28. Growers have until that date to decide if they want to purchase crop insurance, reinstate crop insurance, which crops they want to insure and their levels of coverage for the 2012 crop insurance year, according to Henry English, director of the Small Farm Project at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

The deadline for Arkansas row crop producers to make all crop insurance decisions for spring crops is Feb. 28. Growers have until that date to decide if they want to purchase crop insurance, reinstate crop insurance, which crops they want to insure and their levels of coverage for the 2012 crop insurance year, according to Henry English, director of the Small Farm Project at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Arkansas row crops affected by the Feb. 28 date are corn, cotton, soybeans, rice and grain sorghum. Arkansas tomato growers can also purchase crop insurance even though fresh market tomatoes are not a row crop. Tomato growers must make similar decisions, but they have until March 15 to do so, Englis said.