Read the text and answer the multiple-choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.

Erosion of America’s farmland by wind and water has been a difficulty assist on settlers first put the prairies and grasslands out cold the plow in the nineteenth century. By the 1930s, behind again 282 million acres of farmland were damaged by erosion. After 40 years of conservation efforts, soil erosion has accelerated due to late growth demands placed very roughly the home by stuffy crop production. In the years ahead, soil erosion and the pollution problems it causes are likely to replace petroleum scarcity as the nation’s most necessary natural resource painful.

Q. As we understand from the reading, today, soil erosion in America

(A) causes humans to place new demands on the land
(B) is worse than it was in the nineteenth century
(C) happens so slowly that it is hardly noticed
(D) occurs only in areas with no vegetation
(E) can become a more serious problem in the future

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