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Report: USDA Says Farmers Expected to Plant More Water-efficient Crops in 2013

Though corn acreage is forecasted to rise slightly over last year's planting, the biggest jump is predicted for sorghum, which uses less water.

Price of Corn and Soybeans Reached All-Time Highs in July, World Bank Says

The price of five internationally-traded staple crops rose 10…

Irrigation Expert Daniel Hillel Wins World Food Prize

For developing the principles behind more efficient irrigation systems — and for spreading those ideas around the world — Dr. Daniel Hillel, a soil scientist, has been awarded the 2012 World Food Prize.

The Stream, November 15: ‘Waterless’ Fracking?

Where are the world's biggest sources of renewable energy? According…

The Stream, May 25: Go-ahead for UK Shale Gas

China is bracing for what might be the worst summer power crunch…