UPDATE 5-DuPont in talks with rivals about agri business- interim CEO
* Expects 2015 sales to fall by 11-12 pct
* Q3 sales drop 17.5 pct to $4.87 bln
* Q3 oper earnings/shr 13 cents vs est 10 cents
* Cost cuts contribute 10 cents/shr to Q3 oper earnings (Adds investor comments)
By Swetha Gopinath and Sneha Banerjee
Oct 27 (Reuters) - DuPont is talking to rivals about its agriculture business, interim Chief Executive Edward Breen said on Tuesday, less than a week after Dow Chemical Co announced a review of its farm chemicals and seeds unit.
Falling crop prices and rising fertilizer output have triggered talk of consolidation among farm-focused companies.
DuPont has been touted as a potential buyer of Dow's farm unit, but some have questioned if the company is in a position to do so.
Breen took over earlier this month after Ellen Kullman abruptly stepped down from her post. Continuación...