Cotton producers are exposed to significant risks throughout the production year. These risks are typically larger and more extensive than those faced by producers of other major row crops due to the comparatively large capital investments in specialized equipment, practices, and inputs required to produce cotton competitively. It is critical that cotton producers be aware of effective risk management alternatives and use them appropriately. Crop insurance is one such risk management tool, but traditionally has been confusing to producers and crop consultants. These few publications help producers in understanding the basics of crop insurance, what types of insurance are available in their area, and how to go about selecting what is right for their farming situation.