I understand where you are coming from.
Where I live, they count my cattle, my 'huge' 25-33 head grazing heard needs to be permitted every 4 years.
I can't plant certain areas that were deemed wetlands in the 1980's. I need permits to drain any part of the farm. I need paperwork and monthly inspections if I store more than 1320 gallons of petro. I need permits to store granular fertilizer or a certain amount of liquid fertilizers.
This is outside of the farm program, applies to you as well, so don't think if you stay out of the program, you are outside of the govt.
They are sending up drones in the Dakotas to enforce these regulations. Other states are waiting to join in with the drones, big brother is watching.
I'm with you, I agree, but - they make the rules, you are not so insulated from them as you think.
It only gets worse.