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What we do at Irrigation Leader Magazine

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.

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 6 June

Our June edition continues to focus on a top international water issue: Mexico’s underdelivery of water under the terms of the 1944 Treaty on the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana…

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Arizona State

Volume 15 Issue 6 June AZ

In our cover story this month, we speak with State Representative Tim Dunn, a third-generation farmer and a small business owner in Yuma who is thinking big as a legislator. We speak with Representative…

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Montana State

Volume 15 Issue 6 June MT

In our cover story this month, we speak with Tim, Jim, and Marilyn Dusenberry, the co-owners of XX Bar Farm and Ranch in Helena, Montana. By using practices such as mob grazing and no-till…

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New Mexico

Volume 15 Issue 6 June NM

This May, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a $60 million funding package into the Bureau of Reclamation’s Rio Grande Project funded by the Inflation Reduction Act. The funding, which…

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New Zealand

Volume 15 Issue 6 June

In this month’s cover story, we interview Gary Kircher, the mayor of the Waitaki District. With several terms on the council and several terms as mayor under his belt, he has a long-standing familiarity…

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Nebraska State

Volume 15 Issue 6 June NE

Nebraska’s Legislative Bill 962, passed in 2004, was a decisive step toward better water management—and it is one that other states can learn from. In this month’s cover story, we speak with Tom Riley, the director…

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Washington State

Volume 15 Issue 6 June WA

In our cover story this month, we speak with Kelton Montgomery, the manager of Cascade Irrigation District in Ellensburg. He updates us on infrastructure needs, funding efforts, the complications of…

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Wyoming State

Volume 15 Issue 6 June WY

In our cover story this month, we speak with Nathan Graves, the manager of Wheatland Irrigation District in eastern Wyoming. He updates us on the top issues and priorities of the district…

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