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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.

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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 2 Feb

Satellites, canal-spanning solar projects, concrete on a roll, artificial intelligence (AI)—all these things and more may be coming soon to an irrigation district near you. This month’s…

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Wyoming State

Volume 15 Issue 1 Jan WY

This month, I am proud to launch the new Wyoming edition of Irrigation Leader. Wyoming is a state with a great agricultural heritage and high-quality agricultural…

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Washington State

Volume 15 Issue 1 Jan WA

Lori Brady, the general manager of the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District, is a longtime friend of Irrigation Leader, and this month, we are able to catch up with her as…

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New Zealand

Volume 15 Issue 1 Jan NZ

Todd Muller has a family background in agriculture and years of experience in agribusiness and spent 9 years representing the Bay of Plenty in the New Zealand…

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New Mexico

Volume 15 Issue 1 Jan NM

The cover interview in this month’s New Mexico edition is with the general manager of an irrigation district in Texas. Why? Because Brownsville Irrigation District is the last…

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Nebraska State

Volume 15 Issue 1 Jan NE

The story of T‑L Irrigation is a story of American ingenuity and invention. This month, we have the privilege of speaking with David and John Thom, the president and vice…

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Arizona State

Volume 15 Issue 1 Jan AZ

Paul Brierley has a family background in agriculture and long professional and academic experience with irrigated agriculture in Arizona. In 2023, he was appointed…

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Montana State

Volume 15 Issue 1 Jan MT

Lockwood Irrigation District, headquartered in Billings, faces a dilemma: Urbanization in its area means that it has only a few agricultural customers left; meanwhile, its aging…

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