Don Butler has joined the National Pork Producers Council’s board of directors. Butler is the director of government relations and public affairs for Murphy-Brown LLC, the swine production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods. He also operates a 7,000-head wean-to-feeder pig operation.

Butler has served as president of the North Carolina Pork Council, board chairman of the Animal Agriculture Alliance, a member of the board of directors of the North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Foundation and on the North Carolina Agribusiness Council.

In addition, Butler has participated at the National Pork Industry Forum as a delegate on behalf of NPPC and the National Pork Board.