John W. Daniels founds Daniels Linseed in Minneapolis; George W. Archer joins a year later.
With the purchase of Midland Linseed Products, the company changes its name to Archer Daniels Midland.
Dwayne O. Andreas becomes CEO, forging close ties with Nixon via huge contributions.
ADM starts to manufacture ethanol products at a facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
BioChem head Mark Whitacre and ADM President Terrance Wilson begin a price-fixing scheme with the Japanese.
FBI raids ADM's headquarters. Howard Buffett, Warren Buffett's son, quits the board in protest over ADM's actions.
ADM pleads guilty to criminal charges of fixing prices on lysine. It pays $100 million in fines.
Dwayne Andreas quits as CEO; nephew G. Allen Andreas Jr. takes over.
Mick Andreas, vice-chairman and Dwayne's son, is convicted with Whitacre and Wilson of trying to fix prices.
Patricia Woertz takes over as CEO, bringing in outsiders and leadership training.
After hitting record highs, ethanol prices collapse with the plunge in oil prices, driving down ADM's stock.
Actor Matt Damon plays the lead in The Informant, a film about the government crackdown on agribiz price-fixing.