Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Representatives Joe Garcia (D-FL) and Henry Waxman (D-CA) met with agriculture industry stakeholders on September 12 who urged them to not require mandates to address climate change. The industry recognizes both the existence and the impacts of climate change, but they said strategies must be economically feasible for the farming community. The group also discussed biotechnology promotion, incentives for cellulosic and advanced biofuels, the Renewable Fuel Standard, and water use.