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In theory, closing off China’s soybean market due to the trade dispute with the U.S. on top of generally low prices for the commodity should affect all industry players, big to small. Agriculture economist Pat Westhoff begged to differ.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, May 27, 2009 - If you listen to the credits of Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show you hear the name Albert Webster. Otherwise anonymous, the  tour and stage manager for the popular public radio show is a powerful presence behind the broadcast that airs live Saturdays on KWMU-FM in St. Louis.

Webster says he is "the guy who essentially books the venues and works with our sponsoring stations to set up" what will be needed for the show to come to town to do the broadcast." After Keillor decides where the show will be, he is the first point of contact of the "whole bunch of people" that handle all the details.