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Inside the July issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands June 18 

Minnesota Trio Brings Antique Threshers to Life – Three Minnesota men join forces to restore six threshers, including an Oliver Red River Special and a 36x67 Minnesota double-wing machine.

 Steam Novice Enters Hobby With Big Engine – Instead of starting small, a South Dakota man begins his steam engine collection by restoring a 1916 Case 80-hp machine.

Harvester to the Rescue – When the Tri-State Tornado of 1925 ripped through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana farming communities, International Harvest Co. responded by sending 32 tractors to ensure farmers could get crops planted in time.  

Need a Car? Make Your Own – Not everyone owned a car in the mid-20th century, especially those in rural areas. The writer recalls the thrills and challenges of riding through the mountains of Idaho in a car made from several old Fords.

Alternative Fuels Have Long Tradition as Ag Cost-Cutters – To keep fuel costs in check, farmers have experimented with kerosene, distillate/tractor fuel, stove oil/No. 1 heating oil, liquid propane, and more, each with its own pros and cons.

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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