Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'll try again, hoping that you can understand me.
On the question about 4R, I think it's something that's better understood in our province. Many of our farmers are already doing just that, because of the high cost of fertilizer. Many were not able to buy the fertilizer before the prices started to increase dramatically last spring.
I think we need to talk about the new technology, too, because as technology develops and we have better innovation, farmers most likely won't be able to save money using fertilizer. I think right now the whole point is that farmers broadly don't have that technology available. It's very expensive. To ask us farmers to take on more debt because of a federal government policy that tells us, on the one had, that we need to produce more food, and then we're told we need to reduce our emissions.... We're not sure how we can do that with the adaptation and the equipment that we have on our farms now. That's a concern we have.
Going back to Mr. Drouin's statement, I agree with what he has to say about that, but I think many farmers are really concerned about that. It has a bad effect as well. It creates an urban-rural split, and perhaps bad feelings between urban and rural people, because many farmers are being blamed for polluting, when agriculture is really only about 10% of the total greenhouse gases that are emitted in this entire country. We're not sure why the fingers are being pointed. Whatever we do, farmers will adapt and farmers will be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but I think we need more time and innovation to do that.