You couldn't make this stuff up.
The driving force behind the rapid drone deployment is likely the government's need to swiftly outlaw all private gardening of any kind. Controlling food is controlling people, period.
I have known this was coming for ten years and it is why I have always concentrated on technology for covert, secure hydroponics gardens. This is where the future really is going. Sowing big gardens aboveground is not going to work for a variety of reasons unless they are concealed from the air. Those carrots and spring peas will put you on a government watch list of suspected terrorists before you know it.