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Current farm policy is institutionalized penalization of consumers. It increases food prices for middle- and low-income families and costs the taxpayer billions of dollars a year.
Which of the following statements, if true, would provide support for the author’s claims above?
I. Farm subsidies amount to roughly $20 billion a year in federal payouts and $12 billion more in higher food prices.
II. According to a study by the Department of Agriculture, each $1 of benefits provided to farmers for ethanol production costs consumers and taxpayers $4.
III. The average full-time farmers have an average net worth of over $300,000.
(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) III only
(D) I and II only
(E) I, II, and III
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2007, 10:17
I would say D.

The avg. farmer's net worth seems irrelevant.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2007, 10:19
D. Both clearly support the authors claim.
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OA [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2007, 18:43
Yes, it is D.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2007, 19:59
another vote for D. (I and II only)
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2007, 22:48
D. Net worth is irrelevant.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2007, 01:33
Shouldn't it be B ? Statement I doesn't indicate that farm policy is penalizing consumers.
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OA is D. Thanks, now I clearly understand it.
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