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Inside the May issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands April 16 

 Farm Collector May 2013 cover with New Idea hay loader image 

Implement Restoration Yields Kernels of the Past – When Quincy, Ill., collectors find kernels of open-pollinated corn while undertaking a complete restoration of an early 1900s Dain 4-wheel cutter, they plant it to see if it’s still viable.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Steam Cream – A Los Angeles-based collector never forgot the ice cream his family made using an antique engine. When he finds a suitable 1/3-scale steam traction engine decades later in Iowa, he buys it specifically to make ice cream.

Remembering the Radio – Radio once offered news and entertainment to rural areas otherwise isolated from the day’s events, with many folks building their own cases to save money. An Idaho man recounts how his 1929 Zenith survived a fire and still works.

Small Farm Life Proved More Rough Than Romantic – While the farm life might seem bucolic, a New Jersey man tells of his move from the city to the country, and the everyday challenges that the farm presented.

William Deering & Co. Sets Standard for Twine Binders – Chicago-based William Deering & Co. soared in popularity in the late 1800s due to its binders. The company’s presence at the Columbian Exposition further enhanced its reputation.

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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