Indirectly, yes it does because it is a cost that's being downloaded to us as farmers. There's no way we can offset that in any way into the marketplace.
That $170 loss is because, first of all, the markets are not there that are going to pay us for the cost of producing it. Also, the opportunities to sell it into the marketplaces that we have established not only domestically but also for export have degraded. Around the world there's less consumption for feed, food and other uses for those grains. It's not only corn; it's also soybean.
Mr. Brock alluded to it. We have lost significant market share into the Chinese market for our soybeans. That was created by some geopolitical environments that were created by the Canadian government.
Those are the hard-sell issues that farmers have to cope with and we don't have any way out to even get anything else. There are still bins of beans out there that farmers don't even know how to sell because they're losing money on them. Every time they send a truck away they know they're not recovering their costs.
It is a big problem and it creates a cash flow issue. It's now the second year in a row that farmers are facing that at a high level. That's why there's that ask of some programs that cover the issue of today, not only around COVID, but bigger than that.