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May 20th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Building Up America: Navajo farm finds formula for success

(CNN) – It's home to breathtaking landscapes, century old traditions and an unemployment rate hovering near 50 percent. But in New Mexico, the Navajo Nation is trying to change that. And they're doing it by taking pride in the products they produce. Our Tom Foreman reports for our ongoing series, "Building Up America."


Filed under: Building Up America • Business
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. watchmancl

    hey fluffy, This is democracy in action. Get the federal government out of the mix and the rose will bloom and not die from excess oil spills. Obamanation learn from these people. Maranatha

    May 21, 2010 at 1:12 pm |
  2. ABQ

    While NAPI is a success in many ways, it is HEAVILY subsidized by the US gov't. and as such, isn't yet fully sustainable.

    We all have high hopes, though.

    May 21, 2010 at 9:36 am |
  3. katherine

    i commend the navajos for developing a self sustainig industry.
    though i think you can't report on that part of the country without talking about water.
    where is the water coming from for NAPI ?

    May 21, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  4. DIOGENES

    This is a great example of what can be accomplished when there is NO goverment interference!

    Keep up the great work, Navajos!

    May 21, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  5. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Did you know that Al Sharpton is part Navajo .

    May 21, 2010 at 8:59 am |
  6. nancy

    That is totally awesome. Good for them!!

    May 21, 2010 at 8:44 am |
  7. Evan

    This is truly amazing, given the land that the farm is on- you see that the hard work and determination really pay off.

    Amazing!

    May 21, 2010 at 1:43 am |
  8. Jolene Yazzie-Oehring

    They said it coudn't be done... and my hat goes off to you, you're all doing a great job. I would love to see more and more of your products hitting the supermarkets, maybe even out here in Missouri...

    May 21, 2010 at 12:46 am |