Late last year, Suffolk firm Agri-Hire agreed a deal to take on Dowdeswell’s engineering operation with a commitment to restarting plough production on a national scale. Dowdeswell folded last summer, bringing to an end a 45-year history, which saw it claim as much as 40% of the UK plough market as recently as 2005. At one time the company employed 300 people, but cited a combination of currency factors, growth in imported equipment and changes in cultivation practices as the […]