Help wanted, but guest workers from foreign countries need not apply.
Would-be applicants can thank Uncle Sam.
He used to farm 35 acres. This year he'll work just 10 acres.
The federal program that facilitates the hiring of guest agricultural workers got to be too expensive, Trent said.
Trent is one of several farmers in Campbell County who employed guest workers through the H2A program administered by the Department of Labor.
It sets a minimum wage for farm jobs to keep foreign workers from driving down the wages of domestic workers.
New rules under President Barack Obama's administration raised the minimum wage for guest workers to $9.59 per hour. Farmers also give the workers housing and transportation.
Under former President George W. Bush's administration, the minimum wage was $9.02 per hour.
The decision to cut back on his crop and avoid hiring guest workers was an easy one, Trent said.
"We hate not to produce what we are capable of producing, but it's got to make financial sense for us to do it," he said.
Tobacco companies offered less money to growers this year, Trent said.
A nearby nursery and orchard business is also worried about how that company will be affected by the rules change.
"Most wages in the United States are going down," he said. "I question why this wage rate's going up."