Mr. Graham, I'll start with you. When you look at the context that this study is operating under and the fact that we ultimately want to make recommendations on how we can increase soil and water conservation and address climate change, it seems that our use of fertilizers is an obvious place to start.
If you look at the history of agriculture over the last few decades, you see we've definitely learned from previous bad examples. The fact remains that, when we manufacture fertilizers, we burn fossil fuels. When we transport them to the farms, we burn fossil fuels. Farmers have to burn fossil fuels to apply them to the fields. We've also had the creation of dead zones in the ocean from runoff.
There is a rising movement in the world looking at the overall system of soil health, the complex interaction among microbes, fungi, and carbon sequestration—how they all work together. Given that you represent an industry association, could you live with the fact that we may eventually have to recommend a decrease in use of fertilizers?
I appreciate what you're trying to do already, but there are a lot of voices out there recommending that we get off synthetic fertilizer, or at least significantly reduce our dependence upon it. What would you say to that?