Those of you with a subscription or academic database access will find the paper in the latest issue of Science, the journal of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). You can find a summary here and supporting online materials here, both outside the paywall.
Such thinking is not completely new. Anne Simon Moffat wrote on the topic in 1996. "It is possible to boost dramatically the seed yields of at least some perennials, including cousins to corn and wheat. These studies may eventually lead to new, more environmentally friendly crops." (Moffatt, A. (1996) Science, 29 November 1996, Vol. 274. no. 5292, pp. 1469 - 1470 DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5292.1469)
So, will "Big Agriculture" aggressively pursue the development of crops that will reduce the need for annual seeding, fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides? Time will tell.