The following argument gradually increase in difficulty. Use the method presented in this section to construct argument patterns. If a statement is redundant or plays no role in the argument, do not include it in the pattern.
1 America's farm policy desperately needs revamping.
2 Seventy-three cents of every farm program dollar ends up in the pockets of the nation's superfarmers. As a result,
3 the mid-sized family farms are being squeezed out of existence. Also,
4 our farm policy courts environmental disaster.
5 Federal subsidies encourage farmers to use enormous amounts of fertilizer and pesticides.
6 These chemicals percolate down through the soil and pollute limited groundwater.