Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2023
Inventory Disclosure [Abstract]  
Inventories Inventories
Inventories consist of the following at December 31, 2023 and September 30, 2023:
(in thousands) December 31,
September 30,
Unharvested fruit crop on the trees $ 38,155  $ 50,699 
Other 3,649  1,782 
Total inventories $ 41,804  $ 52,481 
The Company records its inventory at the lower of cost or net realizable value.
For the three months ended December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company recorded $10,846 and $0, respectively, for adjustments to reduce inventory to net realizable value. The adjustment for the three months ended December 31, 2023 was due to a significantly lower than anticipated harvest of the Early and Mid-Season crop, as a result of the continued recovery from the impacts of Hurricane Ian. The determination of the write down of inventory to net realizable value as of December 31, 2023 is based on management’s estimates that are inherently uncertain and subject to change. These estimates reflect management’s consideration of a number of factors, including patterns regarding the physical condition of the citrus trees, the results of previous harvests, weather patterns and events, and the use of OTC. As a result, we may experience adjustments to inventory provisions in future periods.
In the three months ended December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company received $0 and approximately $1,300 under the Florida Citrus Recovery Block Grant (“CRBG”) program. These federal relief proceeds are included as a reduction to operating expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
In December 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed into law by the federal government; however, the details of the mechanism and funding of any Hurricane Ian relief still remains unclear and, if available, the extent to which we will be eligible. We intend to take advantage of any such available programs as and when they become available. We are currently working with Florida Citrus Mutual, the industry trade group, and government agencies on the federal relief programs available as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.