Axios article California has just approved two new citrus and citrus essential oil plants, a key win for the state’s citrus industry, and will get approval for a third one in 2019.
The state’s approval of the Citrus and Citrus Essential Oil Plantings Project and the Citricor Oil Planting project comes after the state approved $5 million in tax credits for the industry, which includes $2.3 million for the two projects.
The state is also helping to build a third plant that will produce citrus essential oils, but has not yet opened it.
The Citrus Oil and Citricolor Planting Project is part of a $1.5 billion initiative announced in June to support the state citrus industry and support its growth.
The first plant is slated to open in 2020.
The second plant is scheduled to open by 2021.
The other plants, Citricorsol and Citrikol, are expected to open next year.
The plants will produce the essential oils that are used to treat acne, dryness, itching, and other skin conditions.
The Citricorianol plant, which is scheduled for opening in 2019, will be the first of a series of citrus plants that will be built around the state.
“I am pleased to be able to support these companies and to have the support of the state government,” said Gov.
Gavin Newsom, a Democrat.
“California is leading the world in citrus oil production.
It’s important to the state to be part of the innovation that helps to make our state a great place to grow, live, and work.”
California’s citrus sector is one of the fastest growing in the country.
The industry is responsible for $13 billion in annual sales, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The citrus industry was responsible for almost $8 billion in revenue in 2015, according the U of A. In 2017, the state reported $4.4 billion in total revenue, up from $3.5 million the previous year.