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Inside the August issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands July 16 

FCM August 2013 cover 

When Harvest Hung by a Thread – Columnist Sam Moore shows how the invention of binder twine revolutionized grain farming around the world.

Vintage Wagons Tell Story of Minnesota State Prison Industries – A Minnesota man collects barge and box wagons made by inmates at the Minnesota State Prison in Stillwater, leading him to delve into the equipment’s history.

Indiana Man Rolls With His Wheel Collection – An Indiana man counts more than 400 wheels – all unique and used for everything from transportation to potter’s, water and spinning wheels – and shares his hobby with the community. 

Lawn Care in the Early 20th Century – In the early 1900s, homeowners and groundskeepers relied on elbow grease combined with cleverly designed mowers, edgers, hedge trimmers and more to keep up with yard work.

A Living Time Capsule – Montana’s Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site pays tribute to the American cowboy and ranching history, with more than 23,000 artifacts and seasonal re-enactors to tell the story.

About Farm Collector 
Farm Collector ( is a monthly publication celebrating vintage farm equipment. Since 1998, Farm Collector has featured unique collections, extensive renovation projects, early farm practices and related attractions. Enthusiasts also turn to Farm Collector for previews of notable shows and auctions, and extensive classified advertising.

About Ogden Publications Inc.  
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Mother Earth Living, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

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