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Jensen Strawberry Farms in Central Texas went organic two years ago. T

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Jensen Strawberry Farms in Central Texas went organic two years ago. The first year, they had a bumper crop of strawberries and could barely keep up with the demand from local restaurants and markets. This year, however, their yield fell by more than 50%. The Jensens are now considering going back to conventional farming, since organic farming does not appear to be sustainable.

Which of the following, if true, weakens the argument above?

A It takes up to three years for traces of some pesticides used on strawberries to leave the soil.

B Other organic strawberry farms in California and Oregon produced larger-than-normal crops this year.

C Organic lettuce farms near to Jensen Strawberry Farms also saw a lower-than-normal yield this year.

D Central Texas experienced temperatures above 100 degrees and had no rain for 75 straight days this year.

E Jensen Strawberry Farms got its crop in a week earlier this year than last year.

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Option D points out the other reason for low yield and therefore is correct.

B is quite tempting but D is better in stating weakness in argument

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IMO, D:. States the other reason for lower yield.

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