The USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program is helping both farmers and low-income customers all over the country. (Natalie Maynor)

The USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program is helping both farmers and low-income customers all over the country. (Natalie Maynor)

An Indian farmer relaxes among watermelons on his fruit stall prior to auctioning them at the Gaddiannaram wholesale fruit market on the outskirts of Hyderabad, IndiaPicture: Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images

An Indian farmer relaxes among watermelons on his fruit stall prior to auctioning them at the Gaddiannaram wholesale fruit market on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India
Picture: Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images

A farmer carries cucumbers from his field to sell in the markets in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, on March 22, 2012.
(Reuters/Jitendra Prakash

A farmer carries cucumbers from his field to sell in the markets in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, on March 22, 2012.

(Reuters/Jitendra Prakash