Don Butler has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

Butler serves as director of government relations and public affairs for Murphy-Brown LLC, the swine production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc. He also manages 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 and as a state delegate to the National Pork Industry Forum.