Often, government interventionism is like a wack-a-mole game, with one set of regulations that create unintended consequences that are the justification for more regulation, and so on.
On the bad-worse scale of government interventionism, this is probably one of the better ideas, the State of Florida's buyout of US Sugars cane growing operations around the Everglades (via bird dog).
Not mentioned anywhere in the article is the fact that sugar-cane production in the US likely would not even exist at all were it not for the substantial import quotas and tariffs placed on foreign sugar. The US government has had a policy of propping up US Sugar via enforced higher prices. So after years of the government in effect paying US Sugar to grow cane around the Everglades, the Florida government is now paying it not to.