Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

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Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

Cultivating cultural traditions in Arizona
Velvet Button, spokeswoman for Ramona Farms and daughter of the owners, discusses how tepary beans, a traditional crop, are grown and harvested.
Thousands of butterflies dance among the purple alfalfa flowers on Gila River Farms.
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Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

Velvet Button, spokeswoman for Ramona Farms and daughter of the owners, discusses how tepary beans, a traditional crop, are grown and harvested.
Thousands of butterflies dance among the purple alfalfa flowers on Gila River Farms.

Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

Hector Garcia, assistant general manager for Gila River Farms, explains how hay bales turn a golden yellow on the outside but remain green in the middle until fully dried.

Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

Ramona Farms grows Hopi blue corn and other traditional crops.

Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

Lorena Eldridge, farm board president for the Tsaile Wheatfields-Black Rock Chapter on the Navajo Reservation, says irrigation systems have been updated in recent years.
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