Saving soil isn't the only reason Trey Hill practices no-till – it also saves money.
Trey raises corn, soybeans, and wheat on his family farm in Rock Hall, Maryland. No-till allows him to cut time spent in-field each year, reducing both his operating costs and wear and tear on his equipment. No-till also reduces erosion across Trey’s operation, holding valuable soil in place and minimizing runoff into the Chesapeake Bay.
Watch this short Grow and Tell video to learn why Trey is a no-till farmer and to hear his advice to others considering no-till.
Grow and Tell is a new farmers.gov video series in which farmers share their experiences using USDA programs and offer first-person advice to other farmers.
Elizabeth Creech is a public affairs specialist serving USDA's Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Risk Management Agency. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.