Dow AgroSciences profit, sales hit records

Rising prices and strong demand around the world fueled record profit and sales for Dow AgroSciences in the second quarter.

Dow AgroSciences, the Indianapolis-based agricultural arm of Dow Chemical Co. Inc. of Midland, Mich., reported $1.4 billion in sales, a 25-percent increase from a year earlier. Profit soared to $335 million from $208 million.

The unit raised prices an average of 12 percent, and volume was up 13 percent.

Dow AgroSciences employs about 1,000 on the far north-west side.

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