Sounds like what happen in Cuba when Castro got in power, he told all farmers the same thing, all have to have a permit for everything you do with the land and everything belongs to the government which is the way they can control the people. They are now do this in some state of cities to see how fare they can go.
Rural areas will be controlled by the government since that is the only way to control those people. The government knows it is easy to control the city people but they need hardcore rules for the rural farmland. I have posted before on this subject, it is a dictatorship or communist way of control. Nothing new here.