DISCUSSION: The point is that farmers might be able to avoid ruin by following Whatley’s plan for selling directly to consumers.
You can first eliminate any answers that aren’t true.
- CORRECT. The first paragraph and the final part of the last paragraph both confirm this point. Whatley has a plan for small farms, and this passage describes it.
- We have no idea if large farming is sensitive to consumers’ requests. Maybe some of it is. In any case, this is only a tiny part of the passage.
- Whatley doesn’t assess the ability of small farms to compete. He’s just giving them advice.
- This answer isn’t even true. Whatley didn’t say all small farms risk failure.
- This goes too far. Whatley’s plan might help small farms survive. But we don’t know if it will be enough to make them dominant.
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