According to the National Grocers Association, on Monday, February 13 notice of appeal was officially filed with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to prevent the release of retailer SNAP redemption data that NGA strongly considers to be proprietary and confidential information. The Court will issue a briefing schedule next, at which time NGA will begin drafting an amicus brief in support of the appeal. Briefs will likely be due 40-60 days after the schedule is released. The Court may also set a date for oral arguments. During this appeal, USDA is withholding release of any retailer sales data.