Which of the sentences below best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence in the passage? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information. A. Some historians have asserted that the increasing commitment to market agriculture allowed the government to raise taxes and have them paid in cash. B. The government raised taxes and required they be paid in cash, so farmers had to use the cash they obtained from selling their farm products in the market to pay their taxes. C. Some historians have asserted that the increasing commitment to market agriculture was a product of the state's growing preference for tax payments in cash rather than kind. D. According to some historians, the growth of market agriculture was the result of mounting taxes which the government wanted individuals to pay in cash.