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Leases, Other Commitments, and Contingencies

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Leases, Other Commitments, and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Commitments And Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Leases, Other Commitments, and Contingencies

7. LEASES, OTHER COMMITMENTS, AND CONTINGENCIES

Litigation and Claims

We are not currently a party to any material pending legal proceeding.

Leases

We lease our headquarters facility, office equipment, and other items. Our headquarters lease involved the sale of land and improvements to a third party who then constructed the facility. This lease is considered a financing lease.

We also have an equipment financing arrangement that is considered a financing lease. This arrangement has a term of four years for each draw. We were required to deposit cash into a restricted account in an amount equal to the future rent payments required by the lease. As of March 31, 2020, this restricted cash totaled $1.4 million. We have the option to request the return of excess collateral annually in December.

Rent expense from operating leases was as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

In Thousands

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Rent expense from operating leases

 

$

24

 

 

$

49

 

 

Other Commitments

As of March 31, 2020, we have noncancelable commitments to purchase grain from farmers and seed from growers at dates throughout 2020 aggregating $9.2 million based on current commodity futures market prices, other payments to growers, and estimated yields per acre. This amount is not recorded in the consolidated financial statements because we have not taken delivery of the grain as of March 31, 2020. If growers do not plant our soybeans, we allow the grain production contacts to be cancelled. Therefore, we do not include commitments to purchase grain as noncancelable commitment until the corresponding seed is planted.