Alico Inc was formed in February 29, 1960 as a spin-off of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad company. The Company operates as a land management company operating in Central and Southwest Florida. It operates in Central and Southwest Florida, and approximately 130,400 acres of land in five Florida counties (Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Polk). It is engaged in business of citrus groves, improved farmland including sugar cane, cattle ranching and conservation, and related support operations. It also receives royalties from rock mining and oil production. The Company is organized into six operating segments. Citrus Groves include activities related to planting, cultivating and/or managing citrus groves in order to produce fruit for sale to fresh and processed citrus markets. Alico Fruit Company, LLC includes activities related to agricultural value-added services which include contracting for harvesting, hauling and marketing and the purchase and resale of citrus fruit. Sugarcane includes activities related to planting, cultivating and/or managing sugarcane fields in order to produce sugarcane for sale to a sugar processor. Cattles include the production of beef cattle for sale. Land Leasing and Rental includes the leasing of land to others on a tenant-at-will basis for grazing, farming, oil and mineral exploration and recreational uses. Other Operations consists of insignificant operations that do not otherwise fit within the other five defined operating segments. It faces competition in its agricultural operations both from domestic and foreign producers. Its operations are subject to various federal, state and local laws regulating the discharge of materials into the environment.
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