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Irrigation Leader is dedicated to the men and women providing water to irrigators in the 17 western states and beyond. Our interviews with irrigation district managers and personnel; supplier representatives; and leading local, state and federal government officials distill the issues of the day and offer real-world perspectives and insight.

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Current Editions

Here are the latest editions of Irrigation Leader magazine. You can find previous months by selecting the desired edition under the Magazines tab or by visiting our archives here.

Main Edition

Volume 15 Issue 5 May

This month, we focus on a serious situation in South Texas. According to the 1944 Treaty on the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande, Mexico needs to deliver 350,000…

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Arizona State

Volume 15 Issue 5 May AZ

Would you believe that irrigation and canal districts could save significant amounts of money and reduce chemical use by introducing fish into their canals? That’s the idea behind Pat Church’s business…

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Montana State

Volume 15 Issue 5 May MT

In this month’s cover story, we speak with Jeff Koch, who serves as the volunteer president of the Big Flat Irrigation District. Mr. Koch’s story will sound familiar to some: His small district has aging infrastructure…

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Nebraska State

Volume 15 Issue 5 May NE

In our cover story this month, we have the privilege of speaking with Governor Jim Pillen, who vaunts the natural riches of Nebraska’s soils and aquifers and outlines his vision of putting into place a biobased…

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New Mexico

Volume 15 Issue 5 May NM

In this month’s cover story, we speak with Jason Casuga, the CEO and chief engineer of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD). While it is struggling with drought conditions and the…

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New Zealand

Volume 15 Issue 5 May NZ

This month, we’re pleased to interview Mark Saunders, a Canterbury dairy farmer who recently joined the board of Irrigation New Zealand. We discuss Mr. Saunders’s operations, irrigation governance…

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Washington State

Volume 15 Issue 5 May WA

This month, I’d like to give special recognition to Fred Ziari on the 40th anniversary of the founding of his company, IRZ Engineering & Consulting. As you’ll read in this issue’s cover story, Mr. Ziari is an inspiring…

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Wyoming State

Volume 15 Issue 5 May WY

This month, we have the privilege of interviewing Congresswoman Harriet Hageman, who has represented Wyoming in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2023. As you will see in…

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