Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Inventory Disclosure [Abstract]  

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


Beef cattle




Total inventories


In September 2017, the State of Florida’s citrus business, including the Company’s unharvested citrus crop, was significantly impacted by Hurricane Irma. The impact of Hurricane Irma resulted in the premature drop of unharvested fruit and damage to citrus trees, which will impact fruit production until such time as the citrus trees recover, potentially through the 2018/2019 harvest season. The Company undertook a process to estimate the amount of inventory casualty loss as of the date of Hurricane Irma. Such process included a number of factors including: (1) touring all of the citrus groves by operational personnel to assess the estimated fruit drop by grove and the impact of damage to the citrus trees; (2) consideration of independent estimates of the reduced citrus production for the State of Florida; and (3) an estimate of fruit the Company expects to produce for the 2017/2018 harvest season after Hurricane Irma. As a result, the Company recorded a casualty loss to reduce the carrying value of unharvested fruit crop on trees inventory by approximately $13,489,000.

During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, the Company received insurance proceeds relating to Hurricane Irma of approximately $477,000 for property and casualty damage claims, and approximately $8,952,000 for crop claims, which have been recorded as contra-expenses in operating expenses. The Company has additional property and casualty insurance claims outstanding, and is awaiting determination of what additional proceeds are to be received, if any. Insurance proceeds are recorded in the period they are both probable and reasonably estimable.

In addition to the remaining 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.

After determining and applying the amount of loss due to shrinkage to the inventory value, the Company evaluated the remaining inventory and determined an additional reduction was necessary in the amounts of $1,115,000 and $1,199,000 to properly reflect the net realizable value of such inventory at September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, respectively.