You said it first, but this is the very first thing that came to mind after a quick glance at the house version. If the broad sweeping regulations that are being alleged are factual this is exactly the case. I can hear it now.
That would mean mandated pesticides, antibiotics, irradiation, genetically manipulated seeds etc. and stiff penalties for anybody found out of compliance.
The summaries I've read say that it outlaws long standing practices, not by declaring them illegal, but by declaring the regulated versions as the only ones that ARE legal.
Like saying, nowhere does this bill say that tennis shoes would be illegal, it just says that only loafers ARE legal. In essence only those ag super corps with tons of money and close federal ties would possibly be able to comply.
There aren't enough hours in a day for me to do all the crap I'm dealing with at the moment already.
And yes, controlling agriculture and food production is classic totalitarian tactics. I don't now that that's the case here, but again, it sure wouldn't surprise me.