Southern Riverina Irrigators chair Chris Brooks says he'd again support an independent in the seat of Farrer, "in a heartbeat".
The SRI threw its support behind independent candidate, Albury mayor Kevin Mack, against incumbent Liberal MP Sussan Ley, who was returned with a reduced majority.
"That's politics, I think there was an obvious drive towards the Liberals, which is a good thing, as we are all Liberal supporters, at the end of the day," the Barooga mixed farmer said.
"But it wasn't so good for Farrer.
"We lost, but I still think my favorite saying is that Farrer won because she (Sussan Ley) has to work for the electorate, for once in her life."
He said Ms Ley made a lot of promises.
"I hope she delivers on them all," he said.
Among the promises made during the campaign were hospital upgrades, particularly in Deniliquin, an additional 14 telecommunications towers and an inquiry into water sharing and what Mr Brooks called Murray-Darling Basin Plan failures.
"She went to a lot of areas she had never been to before and was told by a lot of people they were not happy," he said.
Mr Brooks, who threw financial support and SRI's weight behind Mr Mack, said it was a shame farmers had to go to that level to get the message across to politicians, who were supposed to be working for them.
"I have no reservations about what we did - I have been inundated with calls, from people making contributions," he said.
"They were happy they made the effort but disappointed Mr Mack didn't win.
"I think we got 33,000 votes, and that's a pretty clear message a third of the electorate is not happy with what is going on - they want something done about water."
Mr Brooks said Voices for Farrer would remain active, to make sure Ms Ley delivered. "It's a long fight, this game," he said.
"We can work closely together now and I think that is going to work well for irrigators," Ms Ley said.
"The short-term issue is how do we get an allocation for next water year which starts in July.
"The national spotlight on water and this region has really helped.
"I was dreading being a local member with a Labor government and we would have been having a different conversation with Mel Pavey this week.
"It would have been 'can you think about exiting the plan?', but it is not going to be that conversation thankfully."