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

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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

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

Irrigation Expert Daniel Hillel Wins World Food Prize

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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?

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

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

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