Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Inventory Disclosure [Abstract]  

Inventories consist of the following at June 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017:
(in thousands)
June 30,
September 30,
Unharvested fruit crop on the trees


Beef cattle




Total inventories


The Company records its inventory at the lower of cost or net realizable value. For the three and nine months ended June 30, 2018 the Company recorded a net realizable adjustment on inventories of approximately $110,000. For the three and nine months ended June 30, 2017, the Company did not record any adjustments to reduce inventory to net realizable value. 

On January 25, 2018, the Company sold its breeding herd to a third party and as a result the value of the Beef Cattle inventory was expensed.

In September 2017, the State of Florida's citrus business, including the Company's unharvested citrus crop, was significantly impacted by Hurricane Irma. For the year ended September 30, 2017, the Company recorded a casualty loss on its inventory. In calculating this casualty loss, the Company made certain estimates. As of June 30, 2018, there were no revisions to these estimates which required any further inventory losses to be recorded.

In the three and nine months ended June 30, 2018, the Company received insurance proceeds relating to Hurricane Irma of approximately $460,000 for property and casualty damage claims and approximately $3,725,000 for crop claims. Subsequent to June 30, 2018, the Company has received approximately $5,192,000 in additional insurance proceeds relating to crop claims, which have been recorded in operating expenses. The Company has additional property and casualty and crop insurance claims outstanding and is awaiting determination of additional proceeds to be received.

In addition to the commercial insurance claims which have been submitted, the Company may be eligible for Irma federal relief programs distributed by the Farm Service Agency under the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) as well as block grants that will be administered through the State of Florida.  The specifics of these programs are still being finalized, and at this time, the Company cannot determine the amount of federal relief funds, if any, which will be received or when these funds will be disbursed.