Farmers get water at subsidized rates that are much lower than the increasingly high prices fetched on the open market. Some farmers are debating whether to continue irrigating their crops and sell their produce or to let the crops die and sell their irrigation water to needy cities and other farms.
Which of the following would be most useful to determine in order to evaluate the farmers' current debate?
A. Whether farmers will get water at subsidized rates in the future.
B. Whether produce prices will increase if some farmers let their crops die.
C. whether irrigation water needs to be filtered and purified before drinking.
D. Whether their crops, if allowed to die, can easily be replanted the following year.
E. Whether the price of water will continue to increase at its current rate.
Source: Princeton Review
Farmers get water at subsidized rates that are much lower than the increasingly high prices fetched on the open market.
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