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Butler serves on National Pork Producers Council

Don Butler, director of govern-mental relations and public affairs for Murphy-Brown LLC, was elected president of the National Pork Producers Council. He was elected to a one-year term.

“Don has been a strong leader in the U.S. pork industry and brings the unique perspective of a government relations-public relations professional to dealing with the challenges our industry faces,” said Neil Dierks, NPPC’s chief executive officer. “He will be a good leader for NPPC as he works on behalf of America’s pork producers.”

Butler has served on the NPPC’s board of directors for the past three years and was president-elect since 2008.

The Clinton resident is involved in agricultural leadership on the state and local levels. He served as past president of the N.C. Pork Council and now serves on its board of directors. He is also a board member and past chair of the Animal Agriculture Alliance. He also serves on the Sampson County Friends of Agriculture and is a member of the Bladen County Livestock Association.

Butler and his father, William, have a pig nursery operation in Bladen County. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.


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