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I just experimented to confirm this.
Being near a gather site has no effect on crop size or gather rate. Upgrading the site to first plow also has no effect. And building the mill not only has no effect, but the mill is not a gather point.
Incidentally, the link to the bug report forum does not work, and the Important, Read this first link gives a 404 error.
Love the game anyway.